In my last Super Fling Boogie post I was recycling, donating and giving things away – which is my usual way to get rid of clutter. But last week I decided to try something different as I had a few special items that I thought I just might be able to sell. (I’m a member of an international ladies club in Copenhagen, and get mails on a daily basis from people buying and selling kids toys etc.)
I prepared an e-mail with a list of what I was selling (electric coolbox, air purifier, box set of DVDs, books, etc) and grouped the items in a corner in the basement. I made a strict deal with myself. If they didn’t sell within two weeks, off to the charity shop they would go! Cos the last thing I need to is have more junk hiding in a dark corner…
My e-mail went out on Thursday afternoon and by Saturday afternoon I had sold everything off the list apart from a few books…which gave a grand total of kr. 500! (£56 or $88) 😀
Would I do it again? Well, to be honest, it’s not something I’d want to do on a regular basis. Because there is, of course, the hassle of answering all the e-mails and arranging for the items to be collected. Though I did send out a second e-mail with a few new ‘treasures’ that we’re ready to part with – like boardgames that we’ve never played and a Playstation 2, complete with games and controllers. So, really, I’d only try and sell ‘large’ things. The ordinary clutter will just go to the charity shop as before.
And what’s next for the proverbial chop, now that the major visible clutter in the house has been conquered? My achilles heel…paper clutter! Ha! Stay tuned!
Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂