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|09-08-2013, 05:15 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
'One piece of crap' a day, a saving game
Recently, I have been playing a somewhat fun game with myself that I like to call 'One piece of crap'. It is my solution to spending less and getting rid of things I do not need.
Here is how it works:
Every day, I get rid of one piece of crap. Be it Ebay, neighborhood tag sale, giving things away, or the dumpster. One thing in my life has to go.Now, I know what you are asking yourself: 'How does this help me save money!?'. Well, aside from the monetary gain of selling items, you would be amazed at how quickly things you have just bought fall into 'piece of crap' category of this game. The game soon becomes, how long can an item go before it gets thrown away. And it makes you ask, 'How useful is this item to me?'.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start documenting the things that I and other people get rid of. So, here the twitter profile:
#onepieceofcrapgone if you want to play along
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Last edited by Captainneeda; 09-08-2013 at 07:10 PM.
|09-08-2013, 06:09 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cornelius, OR
Very cool idea, my wife and I have started downsizing our life. We decided we have too much stuff and eventually want to live in a smaller house on larger property someday. A goal we are working towards little by little.
|09-08-2013, 07:02 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
this may help
Last edited by SKULL; 09-08-2013 at 07:11 PM.
|10-30-2013, 01:08 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Following up on this...
I've gone and moved onto the ebay route and selling the stuff I no longer need or use or when I see it, wonder why I still own it.
I figure 2 to 4 items, depending on the size a week is manageable. I find the items I want to sell, take pictures, post them on ebay with a schedule to start on Tuesday. 5 day auction. Sells Sunday. Gives me Monday or Tuesday to hit the post office and ship out and then repeat the process.
So far I'm on week 3 with success. I'm slowly decluttering my life on a schedule I can manage, and I'm putting a few saving dollars back into my pocket.
|10-30-2013, 01:13 PM||#5 (permalink)|
I need to do this as my house is absolutely full of junk. Unfortunately, much of the clutter is clothing that my wife and I have accumulated over time and probably has little value (we did sell a few items to a local resale shop for $17 last weekend). I have a bunch of paintball markers and parts that need to go, but I've been dragging my feet in listing them for sale.
|11-01-2013, 09:33 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Itemize clothes you want to get rid of, donate them and write them off on your taxes.
|11-05-2013, 10:47 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Straight 6 DID Bust!
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL
Since I've moved to college and my bedroom back home got turned into a room for foster children, I have downsized more than I ever have. I can fit the majority of my belongings into one good sized box, aside from clothes and larger appliances. I can fit everything I own in my 2 door chevrolet cobalt with ease. It's really been nice to be able to "free" myself from excess needs and I've noticed my quality of life to be up a notch.
Materials don't equal happiness.
|11-06-2013, 11:24 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Started this yesterday and off to a decent start. At least it may free up some room and a couple of bucks for both new hobbies and moving out when the time comes.
|11-06-2013, 01:02 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
My problem with doing this is the lack of return. Some items, even though I know they will never be valuable, are just hard to let go for what they are currently worth. Add to that shipping costs and fees and it just feels hardly worth it most times. I.E. went to go sell a pair of my daughters dance shoes that cost us nearly $60 new, only got bid $15 and I still had to ship the stupid things up and pay the fees. Think we netted $5 after all was said and done. Might as well just give them to someone locally and feel better about it.
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|11-06-2013, 01:21 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Then there a the hundreds of little paintball parts I have... It's a nightmare.