We have two-and-a-half weeks until we move across town to a different apartment. It’s the perfect time to get rid of stuff we no longer need or want. Decluttering means less stuff to pack for this move and our next one. It means it’ll be that much easier to get organized in our new place.
So far, my “get rid of pile” will be for the trash or to donate. I don’t have anything worth selling at this point.
For me to want to list an item for sale on craigslist or eBay, I think it would have to earn at least $40 – $50 to be worth my time.
If I had a longer time before we moved, I might be willing to lower the threshold to $20 or so.
I don’t think the items in my donate pile are valuable — so far it’s clothes, a small aquarium, Christmas tree, and small odds and ends.
I am adding a large stack of books to my PaperBackSwap.com* account. Whatever books I still have by moving day, I’ll just donate.
We don’t itemize our taxes so we won’t be able to deduct the value of the donated goods, but that’s fine with me.
How do you decide whether to sell or donate your unwanted items? What is your threshold?
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