If you missed it, on February 1 – FOUR weeks ago, I launched Project Downsize with the purpose to get rid of as much stuff as possible in my home – to remove clutter, to simplify our lives.
I’m doing this for two reasons:
- We have plans to move this summer and instead of upgrading to a bigger, better house, we plan to dramatically reduce our square footage. We aren’t being forced to do this – it’s a choice. We want to spend less on our next “home” so that we can focus more on things we love and value – like travel.
- I want to own my stuff and not have it own me. Ultimately I only want to keep the items that a.) serve a purpose and b.) that bring me joy.
I set a very LOFTY February goal is to earn $2,000 in February selling items in my home on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. After the first three weeks I had earned $2,264.03 from selling items from around my house.
Week 4 was good, but things were a bit slower in terms of posting and having people buy items.
PROGRESS THIS WEEK:
- Listed 23 items for sale
- SOLD 15 items and earned $300
TOTAL earned this week by downsizing = $300
TOTAL so far this month = $2,564.03
I’m really happy with my progress this month. Not only did downsizing allow us to earn a nice chunk of change but my house and garage are so much less crowded! I still haven’t really cracked the surface of my kids rooms, clothing/shoes and yard toys/gardening equipment – hopefully I can continue to sell items throughout March.
And although I plan to continue to downsize in March, I will have a slightly different focus. Check back tomorrow for a post about my March downsizing plan.
SOME OF THE ITEMS I SOLD:
To give you an idea of the things I’m selling and how much I’m earning from each item, I thought I’d share some of the items I sold this week. . .
Metal patio chairs, set of 6 – $35
Red IKEA moose – $20
Pampered Chef cooling racks, set of 4 – $25
FoodSaver with extra bags – $50
Pampered Chef cookie press – $10
Set of 2 ceramic cake stands and Pampered Chef baking pans – $20
Non-stick baking mats, set of 5, with Pampered Chef scoop – $15
Popsicle and silicone frozen pop sets – $20
Collection of misc. candles – $15
Set of 2 NERF guns – $15
Hive beverage dispenser – $20
Set of 3 IKEA star lights – $20
If you’re joining me for Project Downsize – I’d love to hear what you got rid of this week or month! Pick a goal for this week and share it here, please!