Classic Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ahh...Anthony Kiedis before he started dating people like Lara Bingle...
There's etsy and ebay and and consignment stores and garage sales and tell and sell and craigslist and flea markets and all sorts of places that you can sell your stuff, people. Or...you can just give it away.
Selling stuff takes time. Selling stuff takes energy. Time and energy that could be better used playing in the park with your kid or having a long and in-depth conversation over lunch with your best friend or doing yoga or any number of fun things.
Fact: You are probably not going to get anywhere near the amount of money that you shelled out for that beautiful pair of green suede boots that had such fantastic pirate meets Robin Hood swagger to them and that also made you fall over every time you wore them. And is that ten bucks or twenty bucks worth all the photographing and listing and emailing potential customers about the exact height of the heel and how much it will cost to send them to their particular location and boxing them up and schlepping them to the post office and blah blah blah?
Maybe. Maybe you really are saving up hard for something. Maybe you really need to pay off your debt. OK - each person has a different story.
For me, however, it gets to a point, where I just think "F%@k it" and that I'd rather be watching Little Miss O dancing around in her latest ensemble from her dress up box. And so, I give it away, give it away, give it away...
I advertise it, someone claims it, picks it up, and it is gone forever from cluttering up my home and my mind.
"Greedy little people in a sea of distress
Keep your more to receive your less
Unimpressed by material excess
Love is free, love me, say hell yes!"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Give it Away