I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the official launch of SellAllYourStuff.com. A site dedicated to helping others sell all their stuff and live a minimalist lifestyle.
Back in August of 2014, my wife and I sold all our stuff and moved to Panama. It wasn’t one of those things where we just woke up one day and said “Hey, let’s move to Panama”. Au contraire. It took some anally retentive planning to get it done and whole lot of second-guessing. But we did it. And now I’m a self-proclaimed expert on the subject – like on one of those law shows on TV. You know, where they bring in an expert to testify in courty…yeah, that’s me when it comes to selling all my stuff.
For some, selling stuff is a very enjoyable experience. For others, it’s the most daunting task and just the thought of selling something makes them curl up into the fetal position. I’m in the former group. If you’re in the latter group (the fetal position group for those that don’t know which is former and latter), then bookmark this page, because it’ll be a great resource for you, I promise. Better yet, sign up for our newsletter.
You see, there are entire shows dedicated to people that have a lot of stuff or are selling stuff, like Hoarders, Auction Hunters and Storage Wars to name a few. So you’re not alone in your desire to sell stuff, or hoard your stuff if that’s the path you chose.
But there’s more to life than stuff!
Many people can’t even fathom the thought of selling ANY of their stuff, let alone all of it. For those people, here’s something to try. Start with a small yard sale. Sell some things you know you either haven’t used in a long, long time, or stuff you KNOW you never will use. You could try selling things you would otherwise donate. Books, clothing, old sports equipment…there’s a market for everything.
Doing so will give you some insight into what selling your stuff feels like. For me, it’s about decluttering, staying organized, and making a few bucks in the process. If you don’t feel you want to “waste” a few hours on a Saturday morning selling your stuff, then try a pawn shop, or online ads on sites like Craigslist. Still don’t want to bother? Well, how does donating stuff make you feel? A lot of charities are always looking for goods – so why not throw them a bone?
If you’ve never sold your stuff before, give it a try and let me know what you think. Maybe you’ll do what we did and sell all your stuff to move abroad. If so, check out my new e-book on how we did just that: Sell All Your Stuff and Move Abroad.
Now go sell all your stuff!