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Getting rid of the stuff! Part II

Wow! The accumulations of 17 years are disappearing, it has seemed a daunting task, as the more cupboards I cleaned the more STUFF I found!

Selling off furniture and belongings is not as hard as we had expected. Either physically or emotionally, for instance a dining room set sold within an hour of posting it on Craigslist. Other items took longer but were all sold for a reasonable price, including some pieces to our renters.

Emotionally it is a little tougher, the little voice in my head was saying “You should have asked for more!” I choose to ignore it, the reality is that I bought that table and chairs at a clearance store and got a $100 discount because they put a ding in while delivering it! I sold the set for more than I actually paid for it!

It can be tough to sell your beloved possessions for a fraction of what you paid for them. I found it easier if I remembered that they were now second hand and that I did not need them anymore, if I kept them, they would cost me a lot more in storage fees.

The upcoming Moving Sale may be a little different as the dealers will be out in force! They want your treasures all right but at bargain basement prices! This is where a sense of humor and an iron will is going to come in very useful. I would rather give my belongings to friends and relatives than sell it for pennies to the dealers. Watch out for the dealer stories to follow!

“We’re not looking to be the bargain basement provider!” ~ Sky Dayton


About the author: Michael was born under a wanderin’ star. He is an Engineer who became an explorer, a photography bug, and hack traveller writer with the propensity to be snarky. “Retired” in 2012 at the age of 44, he and his wife Yvonne travel and house sit around the globe on a full time basis. Michael’s goal is to share the process of escaping the rat race, exploring the globe, and some of the experiences along the way.

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