Making room!

Making RoomI have a cupboard in my room which contains two shelves of basically nothing.

Old padded envelopes, empty CD cases, packing tape, labels and other things that need to be put onto Ebay.

A few years back I decided I needed to de clutter, basically I was passing my prized possessions on to someone who would now have more use for them. You have to be ruthless, because sometimes you want to hold onto things  for the memories they hold for you.

Last night I sold two live albums I had for the band the Eels. I didn’t want to let them go, but I need the money for other things and realistically it had been a while since I listened to them, so I figured it was time to give someone else a chance.

Ebaying has got expensive. While I was happy with what the CD’s sold for, by the time I paid my fees, lost the commission Paypal take and paid postage I lost about £7 from the final price. That said it is still more than I would have got had I used one of the online retailers.

I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion I am a minimalist. I dislike clutter. I want to be in a position where everything is in it’s place and there is a place for everything. Which means more Ebay’ing I guess. But all of that is time consuming and with Alien leg still under par, irksome, as the nearest post office to my work is about a mile away down a long hill.

It’ll be a long haul, but it will be worth it. I just need to be careful I don’t use the money to buy more clutter to fill my emptying shelves.

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4 thoughts on “Making room!

  1. I hate clutter too! Sometimes, other people’s rooms might be neat, but, has so much stuff, I feel suffocated!

    When I was younger, my dad would always place stuff in my room because there aren’t any more space left around the house. He stored so many stuff in my room, it felt like a junk-yard. I hated it, but, I can’t recall why I never spoke up. He likes to hog onto stuff even when no one has used that one thing (whatever that thing is) for years.

    Not until one day, a centipede, which I think came from our house pond came crawling in my room. At that instant, I threw EVERYTHING that wasn’t mine out of my room and whenever he tried to place something in my room, I’d just place it outside my room, so, he’d have to move it elsewhere. I think my room is far most the most “empty” room in the house. >_<

    So.. yeah.. if you get some some spare change out of the old stuff.. go buy yourself some treat to eat as a reward instead of an item. It'll fill up your tummy and make you happy instead of a messy room.. if you really do hate clutter. :P

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  2. If anyone else placed stuff in my room I would freak out so I know how you feel, thats like invading your privacy!! I’m going to start a gang called the “Clutter Cops” lol

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    • I think pixies come in the middle of the night and fill my cupboards, I was gonna say drawers but thought better of it lol
      You and I can fight it out for the title of Queen of Cack!! (Rubbish) lol

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