One of my goals this year is to simplify and one of the ways I plan to do that is to sell or donate at least 1,000 ordinary items that are crowding our closets and drawers by the end of July. My goal date is set for the end of July because my neighborhood has a big community yard sale every summer and while I don’t mind dropping stuff at the thrift store, I’d like to see if I could make a few bucks at the yard sale first.
Magazines. Why do we hang on to them? I mean, it’s not like this is 1950. We have the internet and youtube and quick access to every topic imaginable at the tip of our fingertips. But still, we hang on to old magazines like they are prized jewels. Well, at least I seem to anyway.
See that copy of Architectural Digest? It’s from 2008. I fell in love with 3/4ths the houses in there and just couldn’t seem to part with it. Until today.
Do you think anyone would even want these if I offered them at my yard sale? And if so… how much? I know I’ve paid $0.25-$0.50 for magazines at thrift stores before so maybe that’s the going rate?
Or maybe I should just take them to the recycle center. I don’t know, what do you think?
Year to Date Totals
Donated: 20 items
Gave Back: 45
Recycled: 24 items
Tossed in the Garbage: 59 items
Yard Sale Pile: 468 items
So far this year I’ve purged 616 items. Only 384 more items to go!
See what else I’m getting rid of this year:
- Cleaning out the Closet
- Gift Bags, Binders, Glass Frogs and More
- Casserole Dishes and Pie Plates
- Dessert Plates, Crock Pots, Tablecloths and More
- Cookie Cutters, Pickle Forks, Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer and More
- Used Books
- Rubber Stamps, a Soldering Iron, Seashells, Smencils and More