Aug 1, 2013

what to do with stuff you really don't need - make money or help those in need

Do you ever feel like you have too much stuff? I don't know about you, but I'm constantly thinking about selling my stuff, but I never get around to it. I currently have tons of CDs, DVDs, clothing, and more in my storage, but I just haven't had time to go through it! In that storage room there is a treasure trove of stuff that are either keepsakes or other stuff that I really don't need. It's time for me to go through it soon!

This makes me think -- how can I gracefully get rid of some of my belongings that I don't need without it being a big hassle? Here are some of my ideas:
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Sell Media Online
When I do make time to go through my storage, I know I will sell CDs, DVDs and games onlineSince my taste in music and CDs changes as time goes on, it makes more sense to make some money or give them to someone else who has been looking for that particular DVD or CD artist. Their are websites that make it easy to sell your media online and get immediate profit from the sale as well. I'm definitely going to look into this when the time comes when I make the time to go through my CDs and DVDs.

Donate Your Clothing
Do you have younger cousins or family members that need your clothing if you've gained or lost weight? Or maybe you are just sick of a few items but you know someone else will love it. I know when my cousins come to visit their daughters love to go through my clothing. They go home with a new wardrobe! This method not only makes me feel good that I could give my clothing away to my family, but it certainly takes the clothing off of my hands too. If my family isn't nearby since my relatives are scattered across the United States, I usually just donate my clothing to Goodwill.

Consignment Shops
Another alternative to giving your clothing away is to look for a consignment shop if you have large furniture or expensive items. Their are other stores too such as Rags Exchange online, Buffalo Exchange in multiple states, and other local shops. I love that their are also many other sites online that allow you to sell your furniture, clothing, and other valuables. That way you can get money in return. Obviously giving away material items is a nice gesture, but I can understand the need to make money sometimes as well. ;) I like to mix it up so that I'm doing a little bit of all of these options.

What do you do with stuff that you don't need?




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1 comment :

  1. Ebay and swaps/giveaways with friends and co-workers mostly. I have been meaning to check out some consignment shops though :).

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