Parting with More Stuff
January 17, 2011 at 4:15 AM | Posted in eBay, organization | 4 Comments
I used to struggle with getting rid of my possessions, but these days I find it easier and easier to give away my stuff. I still have a hard time with certain books and a few articles of clothing, but most everything else could disappear without bothering me.
This week I plan to post some unwanted items on eBay. I won’t sell anything that won’t yield at least $15 in profit. Anything smaller than that is usually not worth the trouble. You never know how long it will take for a buyer to pay you and I don’t like making multiple trips to the post office or UPS.
By the way I ship everything via UPS, because the post office has lost my packages on more than one occasion. I typically list all of my items on one day and set the auction’s end date around the same time. If all of my buyers pay within a similar time frame I can wrap up all of my items and ship them on the same day.
I figure I can list between ten and twelve items, but I’d be surprised if they all sell. If they don’t I probably won’t relist them or try craigslist. I’ll probably just box them up and carry them off to goodwill.
The more items I get rid of the more I want to release from my possession. Now instead of feeling pained when I get rid of items I feel free. By next week I hope to further lighten my load.