We all have had the experience of having a closet, drawer or garage or attic full of stuff that we haven’t used in years. In reality, that stuff is just taking up space and we really don’t need it, but for some reason we just keep hanging onto it. Well, in the interest of helping the world hold onto less junk, I present this handy guide on whether you should sell something or not.
To use this guide, just run the item(s) in question through the following:
- Is it something you occasionally use? Sometimes, there are things that we keep stowed away that we still use, if even on an infrequent basis. Many are seasonal, but if it is still used (even if not very often) then you could safely hold onto it.
- Do you have a better version? I don’t know why, but some will insist upon keeping an old TV even though there is a newer and better one in use. If you have a better version of something, then just sell the old one already.
- Does it gold sentimental value? I get this one. You want to keep something because it belonged to your grandfather or some similar situation. Well, despite how you may feel, you don’t actually need the item. Take a few pictures of it instead and then get rid of the item. If you really can’t bear the thought of parting with it, ok, but a photo will keep the memory alive…
- Would you prefer cash over the item? You can test this out by taking the item to a pawn shop in Hollywood. Pawn it for a bit and then ask yourself if you would rather keep the money or the item. If the answer is the money, then you know what to do.
And there you go. If you follow the above rules, then you should be able to decide what you should sell and what you should keep.