Gifts are often some of the hardest things to part with. But we realized that it was huge, fragile, and honestly, ugly. How to decide whether to part with a gift? Let's see:
- do you love it?
- do you have room for it?
- do you have occasion to use it more than once a year?
- is it unlikely to break before it would get used?
- is the person who gave it to you likely to end up at your house?
If any of these are no, get rid of it!
And now, the reckoning.
Fate: freecycle. I made someone else really happy!
What convinced me to let it go? Well, I answered "NO!" to all five of the questions above. Out it went.
Total $ wasted on junk so far: $13.
(and in case this person does show up at our door, we'll just say it got smashed in our last move.)