I shouldn’t really blame others because it was my own greed, if I could call it that, that actually was the main reason why I got a headache today.
I do have some nice things left at home. Furniture that are almost new (now unnecessary), and some toys that are in very nice condition and that were quite expensive when we got them. Here’s where the greed comes in. I have donated A LOT and I just feel like the bigger things should generate some money. I am not asking for much, but it feels bad to give away everything without getting anything back. Oh, I know, that was very un-minimalist of me to say, of course giving in itself is reward enough. But then again, I kind of need money. At least for now I do.
Again, I am not asking for much. The toys are really nice and I am practically giving them away. Almost. Still people feel the need to try and lower the price even more. Or make me drive to their place to give them my very cheap stuff because it’s too much work for them to come get it themselves. Um.
I am really no good at this. I put in an add, get a reply, someone else wants to pay more after I said yes to the first person, I am sticking with the first person, he hesitates, he postpones, still I stick with him instead of just selling to the highest bidder, because he was first and it really wasn’t that much about the money in the first place. Suddenly I am texting people, losing focus from my kids, spending too much time on STUFF.
And it was all because I wanted to earn some money.
I guess what I am saying is that in the future I’d rather give everything away for free instead of getting caught up with this trying to sell business. And of course, as I was getting fed up with it all, I read today’s post at The Minimalists. And I agree.
I do feel better when I give.