By Vernalee
Do you want to make some extra money? The answer is probably yes. Let’s go hunting around your house for items that we can translate into dollars. Here’s the list:
20 Hidden Sources of Income:
1. Clothing
2. Designer Shoes & Handbags
3. Jewelry
4. Computers
5. Cell phones
6. Gift Cards
7. Books
8. Children’s Toys
9. Collectible Dolls
10. Furniture
11. Musical Instruments
12. Sporting Goods
13. Sports Memorabilia
14. Antiques
15. Artwork
16. China set
17. Silver
18. Savings Bonds
19. Appliance Parts
20. Video Games.
Before you pull out your calculator, I know that many of you have some if not most of these items in your house. Now comes the hard part; the challenge. What do you part with; what do you keep for old times sake; what do you sell? Before you decide, you start thinking about the sentimental value of it all! Right?
Then you realize how difficult the task really is. I am here to tell you that my children’s collection of cell phones alone would make me a small fortune. I can’t decide, so I’ll hold on to them for now. This cognitive deduction is why my children’s antiquated cell phones of old (and pagers, remember those) are still lying around the house occupying precious space and collecting dust! Moving on, I will consult with my adult children before I discard their things. The two of them are great thinkers! Maybe, they can help me declutter. I’ll even give them the cash proceeds from the sales. Great thinking and incentive! Agreed?
So I asked and they responded. “C’mon Mommy, you can’t possibly sell our old cell phones, Nintendo games, Barbie dolls, xylophone, bobble heads, baseball gloves, leather jackets, rocking chair, sewing machine, air brush machine, prom dresses, baseball caps, roller skates, skate boards, footballs, art kits, books, or our first computer. We know that it is a lot, but these items have historical significance; they have collective pleasurable memories for us. Besides, their value will increase in a few years.
Just keep our old stuff neatly stored in our closets! Certainly, you can find somewhere in your big house to put your things and hang your clothes. When you run out of space, you can always use the garage for extra storage space.”
There you have it! Nothing changed! See what bringing other folks into your decision making does!
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