About Me

I'm a newbie minimalist who loves art, design, fashion and shopping. On my blog I journal my efforts to break away from consumerism and into contentment while still being me.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Story: We sold our stuff

When my husband and I moved three weeks ago, we sold a lot of stuff. Here's a breakdown:

A webcamera: $20 on Amazon

Three college textbooks: $60 on Amazon

Two canvases: $30 on Craigslist

Our tv: $80 on Craigslist

An Xbox 360 controller: $20 on Craigslist

My desk chair: $40 to a friend

A board game: $50 on Amazon

...and various pieces of furniture.

Between all of the things we were able to sell, we raised enough money to pay for the moving van rental! Which was awesome! Less packing, more money!

In some ways, selling things is painful because we can rarely sell things for even half the original price. It makes us feel the pain of stupid purchasing decisions. However, one surprising exception was the board game. It had gone out of print, so we were actually able to sell it for about $10 more than we bought it for!

The college textbooks were "I might need it" clutter from my husband. In our first move, he sold about half of  his textbooks and kept the other half "because I might need them." But this time, he was ready to get rid of them all. Good thing, too, because they were thick, HEAVY books! So glad I didn't have to pack those!


  1. That is awesome that you guys sold enough to pay for the moving van with the extra money from selling items! It hurts sometimes to get rid of things but it goes away quickly and also, its better than throwing the items away or donating them.

    I am taking slow sleps into becoming a minimalist. I need to move faster, for sure. It's a bit overwhelming though! I love your blog though. It's very inspiring!

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment! I'm also just starting to become a minimalist. It IS overwhelming at first, but fun too. :) I'll keep an eye on your blog!


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