Friday, November 16, 2012
Getting rid of stuff you love
It is time to empty the house of thrifted treasures I've bought, but never used. I have a lot of trinkets sitting in cupboards collecting dust!
I am addicted to thrifting but, lately, I haven't found much to buy. I guess that's because I have so much 'stock' at home (but, you know that never stopped me before!)
I once entertained dreams of becoming a dealer. However, that really isn't realistic*. You need to have a huge inventory of things to sell - takes up space! You have to give up a lot of time to hunt down things - I don't have time (and I don't drive)! AND, finally, you need knowledge!
So, it seems I no longer have a good reason to hoard so much stuff. I am not sure what is the best way to clear out these items? I am reluctant to list on etsy because I really don't know the age of everything (zero knowledge). Etsy does seem like the best option though. What would you do?
What you see in these photos is the tip of the iceberg. I am letting it all go!
*Other dreams that died: carpenter, stain glass window person, stylist, professional organizer...pipe dreams, every one! Sometimes I feel like I need to go back to work to leave my stamp on the world, in more ways than just procreating. It's only my ego, I know...since one more carpenter, stylist, organizer etc... really isn't going to change the world! Anyways, when the kids go to school, where does that leave me? Plenty of time to figure it out!
ps. I am insecure that I have been permanently saddled with this junk, because I am the only one in the world who would pay for it with real money! What I mean is, I am worried I have bad taste!!
pss. Oh wait, I can always re-donate!