If my clutter was this cute and photogenic, it wouldn't be such an issue.
On the upside, I don't have to worry about where to put a typewriter.
So, the thing is that my apartment has NO storage space. This is good, because it means that there's no way for me to stockpile stuff. But it's bad because - where do I put all my stuff? The answer tends to be - in piles on the floor. And then when you add in hot summer temperatures and my gorgeous cat shedding, you get... well...
|"Welcome to my house! Wait, where are you going? COME IN FOR A VISIT!!"|
So, I'm in the midst of a long-weekend total cleaning of my apartment. I'm putting off doing my bedroom/closet area because it's kind of terrifying. Part of me wants to try and do Project 333 - where you scale down your wardrobe to 30 items for 3 months and try out the minimalist lifestyle. I've done a tentative list of items that I totally want to keep, and lost track somewhere after 50. So, 30 items = not going to happen.
|Wish I had a closet room, like Nicky Hilton here. With a chair in it.|
I'm very lucky that I have a walk-in closet. However, the size of it is such that you can walk in about one step, and then you are facing the wall.
Anyway, I do know that there are lots of clothes I can get rid of. The question is, do I just put them in a bag and drop them off for charity (easy!) or clean then and fold them and sort them and take them to a consignment store (time-consuming!)
It's a toss-up, really. I know that some of my dresses would probably get a bit of money from consignment (they're way cuter than the stuff the consignment store usually has) and I could probably also drop off some shoes I never wear. I guess it just seems like so much woooork to clean the cat fur off of the clothes and take them to the shop.
|Is eBay the answer? Or just a whole new problem?|
I suppose another option is eBay, but it's not like I'm trying to get rid of expensive Herve Leger dresses like Bridget from Hi That's My Bike. I doubt anything I have is the sort of thing somebody would want to buy online and have shipped to them. They're random brands that nobody's really heard of, plus I'd be afraid if somebody bought by stuff on eBay, it would arrive and they'd be like, "It's covered in cat fur!" and then send it back.
For you guys, though, I think I will try the consignment thing. I mean, I'm still going to dump tshirts and things off for charity, but the fancier things I will clean and take off for consignment. I may not have a stockpile of valuable old comics and band equipment to sell like Lindy on Minting Nickels, but I do have a bunch of clothes that no longer fit, and that may be worth a bit of money.
Have you ever taken stuff off to a consignment store? Was it worth all the effort? Or is it easier to just do a quick clothes purge, and get a good feeling of minimalism and cleanliness?