Less...stuffI have definitely been successful in getting rid of stuff. I've been ebaying quite a bit lately, with mixed results. But it's been heartbreaking in a way because I'm seeing how little money I'm making on things that were quite expensive. In fact, I'm actually glad it hurts so much. For some reason when I give things to the thrift shop I don't feel so bad about how much money I've wasted. I suppose it's the endorphins from being charitable. Here's what I sold.
|Pair of Coach loafers. Didn't quite fit. Cost $75, made $15 off of them. Total loss: $60.|
|Sorry he's pixelated -- but this little Bo Obama plush I bought the night I went to see the National Christmas Tree after Obama was elected. I'm allergic to dogs. Why did I spend $11 on this? I only made $1 after shipping and ebay took their cut.|
These all really hurt. I spent a lot of time and energy in packing this stuff up to get rid of it, and I ended up making a mere $16. All of which went to pay off my student loan, but I'm just furious at myself. Perhaps I've finally learned my lesson though, about how much energy, time, and money really goes into our possessions. We'll see when I present this month's spending in my post this weekend.
All told, four more items are gone.
Worth $208, sold for $16.
Total money wasted on junk I never should've bought: $2250.99
As for less...spending, stay tuned for this weekend's post...fun with my budget spreadsheet! Sounds so exciting, doesn't it? ;oD