I recently sold some of my clutter at the flea market. I didn’t make much money, but it felt good to finally get rid of some of the useless items that I’ve accumulated over the years. The things that didn’t sell were given away to charity.
But wait, I hear you asking. This is a blog about being thrifty, not decluttering your home!
Give me a second to explain.
I realized that even though I am as thrifty as they come, I do have an issue with buying things that I don’t need or won’t ever use.
For example, I am always trying different dietary supplements. I bought 3 bottles of something at a website (buy two get one free!!) only to end up getting sick from it. I should have gotten a small bottle to try instead.
I sold the two never opened ones for a dollar each and I lost money.
We don’t even realize how much cash we spend on useless items, or as I like to call them, Money Suckers.
Take a look in your junk drawer to get an idea of what your “Money Suckers” may be.
Mine is full of things that I don’t even recognize, although most of it was purchased by my husband. (Don’t tell him I said that.)
I currently have 3 decks of playing cards, a set of stress relief balls, 10 keychains, 20 pens, a bunch of staples (no stapler) and enough paper clips to last two lifetimes.
Every little thing counts when you’re trying to save money.
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