Thursday, August 23, 2012

3 Reasons Why You Should Give Your Stuff Away

Since we last chatted, friends I did A LOT of packing. A lot. Because I have a lot of stuff.

And if you're looking around your house, feeling rather oppressed by what you see, you should do what I did.

Get rid of it!

3 Reasons Why You Should Give Your Stuff Away

1. It means you have less stuff.

I mean, think about it. We've all got stuff sitting around that's just sitting around. We don't use it. It's just taking up space. Why? Why are you letting it take up space in your life? You're better than that. You don't need it sitting on your couch, eating your food, drinking your beer, not helping you pay the bills.

What should I do with this stuff I'm not using? Well, friends, I'm glad you asked.

Donate it!

Box or bag it up and take it down to your local thrift store!

It's just taking up space in your house anyway. Take it to a thrift store, where hopefully someone who isn't a hipster will buy it, take it home and love it forever.

 2. Having a garage sale is much too much work.

Lots of people have garage sales to get rid of their unloved and unwanted stuff.

But let's be honest. That takes WAY too much effort.

You've got to price EVERYTHING. You've got to advertise for it. You've got to set everything up. You've got to talk people into buying your stuff once they get there. You even have to have a garage, I'm pretty sure. I'm exhausted just thinking about all the work that goes into a garage sale.

3. Donating your stuff feels good.

Sure, you could sell your stuff to a resale shop. Sure, everyone loves money. But is money everything? Absolutely not.

If you donate your stuff to a place like a thrift store of a not-for-profit agency like The Salvation Army or Goodwill or a church thrift store, other people will benefit from the sale of your stuff.

You want to help people, don't you? I like helping people.

Now, go and get rid of your stuff!

1 comment:

  1. When you move back to the Lou, will you clean out my basement, since you're now an expert at this? Hmmmm??? Pretty please????

    -Your loving mother who went through 25 hours of labor for you