Hey guys! Welcome to my list of everything I’ve sold since starting our Challenge Everything mission last year :) Which is all about cutting your recurring expenses so you don’t need as much to live on later. (And doing so in a way that doesn’t alter your lifestyle much!)
This mission also got us to start challenging our “stuff” too! So to up the ante and start *earning money* at the same time as cutting back, we launched the Craigslist Rule to amplify our savings even more. Which goes as following:
Every week I must list one new item for sale on Craigslist.
This does two things: earns us cash, and declutters our house. And it’s completely changed my mindset from “I’d never give that away – it’s too awesome!” to “I’d much rather have the cash and freedom of space, please.” I highly recommend it for anyone else who loves cash and less things around the house :) I literally walk around it every week looking for the next item to sell – hah.
Here’s everything we’ve offloaded since…
|Antique Indian knife||$20.00|
|Replica Civil War sword||$25.00|
|Vintage Victorian tables (x2)||$28.00|
|Vintage decanters (x4)||$25.00|
|Set of Shakespeare books (x10)||$22.00|
|52″ Projection TV||$80.00|
|Painted kitchen table||$38.00|
|Used dart board||$5.00|
|Guitar + Amp + Accessories||$225.00|
|Vintage looking gold mirror/frame||$20.00|
|Old surround sound speakers||$90.00|
|High end pink leather gloves||$40.00|
|Vintage razors (x4)||$25.00|
|Old grill & accessories||$25.00|
|Old paper shredder||$7.00|
|Antique lion pourer||$10.00|
|Handful of clothes||$26.67|
|Set of ornate crosses||$20.00|
PS: For the things that don’t sell – which is probably 50% of everything I list – I add them to a “donation box” and when they’re full drop them off at either Goodwill or The Salvation Army. That way I still accomplish 1/2 of the mission which is getting rid of my stuff! And, actually, you do get a tax write off too which does save you more money in the end as well :) So always ask for a receipt!