The Great Purge: The 100 item challenge!
November 24th, 2008 → Leave a comment
I am trying to reduce the contents of my apartment by one-half. It’s supposed to be good feng shui, especially for attracting a partner into your life. It also helps align your life for the next great moment. And I need this. I’m not purging to attract a partner though, I’m purging to clean this freaking place up! Yikes! Seven years in West LA yields a lot of crap! I sure have a knack for accumulation.
I am also trying to liquidate assets I do not need. My goal is to come up with $1000 for liquidating my existing assets, and invest that money directly into my friend’s restaurant. Her lenders get an excellent return rate (8% !) and that is much more stable than the stock market.
I signed up for Scottrade a few weeks back. I’ve already lost $70. Screw that crap. Now I know how the Baby Boomers feel, the stock market is unnecessarily emotional. I much prefer investing in something I understand (my friend’s restaurant) than these nameless faceless companies.
So purging and money making. So far… I’ve made $222. It was kind of sad to say good bye to my rollerskates, my dancer pole, and other things that have been unused fixtures in my closets. But if they found their way into my home once, they will find their way in again (when I want them to come in). And I am really loving how the place feels with less crap in it. And yes, it’s actually a lot of work for very little money, but it reminds me how hard it is to make a buck from selling your old crap.
I decided today to post 100 items online between Craigslist and Amazon.com. (And yes, sadly, I have even more items to shed). And each time something sells, I will find something else to sell. So that at all times I am poised to move 100 items out of this place at a time. It took forever. But once I started to post items up, I was hooked.
By the way, now Craigslist is a lot easier to use because you have to have an account to sell. And reposting a listing is easier.
Now whether or not people would buy any of the things I’ve posted remains to be seen…
Join me in the great purge! Find 100 things in your home that you would be willing to give up.