Having kids means you have a lot of stuff. I guess not in all families, but we have a TON of stuff Natalie’s clothes end up getting passed down to Zoe and when it comes to toys for the girls, you’ve gotta get two. Suffice to say, we are OVERflowing in stuff. I really am a minimalist and I throw all of the not necessary stuff away, but no one could ever tell by our house. These girls are such hoarders and every single thing has some sort of sentimental value (they get that from their Dad). Anyway, as I’ve previously mentioned I dump their room full of the treasures which likely include gems, rocks, stickers from new clothing, bottle caps, you get the gist every week. The bigger items like toys, clothes, and shoes aren’t as easy to just dump.
I am a huge advocate of the idea of if you can sell it, you can keep the money. So with that being said, I’m all about a side hustle. If it’s in good shape, has all of its pieces and has life left we’ll sell it. The kids love to have a garage sale. We’ve been doing garage sales since the kids were little and it’s just a fun way for us to collectively purge, play outside and for the kids to work on their math skills. I wish that we could have them more often, but it is truly a task. I mean, I personally can get my crap together and if it were up to me, everything could just go but everything has to pass the “savers.”
So besides having a garage sale here or there, I’ll throw a few of my favorites on Poshmark. I find that it’s a super easy way to let go of some of my favorite pieces. I find that it’s a great way to let go of purses, shoes and higher end items. So before having the garage sale, I put all of my stuff into piles. It’s super time consuming to take pictures and keep the stuff organized, but I find that its a much better return than having a garage sale. But I’m not going to lie, there comes a time where I’ll just say everything in this pile is a dollar a piece. Take what you want, leave what you don’t. Whatever doesn’t sell, literally goes straight to Goodwill.
One more outlet that I use to get rid of stuff quickly are all of those Facebook buy, sell, trade groups. I find that the things that go the quickest are baby items, kid items, and household items. It’s awesome. I’ll post all of my stuff and either leave it out on my porch or bring it to me at work and it’s easy peasy.
If you’re looking to make some fun money, or just to help keep up with daily life, I highly recommend the above outlets.