Sunday, August 9, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Would you sell everything to become debt-free? I don't think that I could do it. There are just some things that I am too attached to. But it is an interesting read over at The Penny Hoarder about How Minimalist Living Helped Pay Off Debt.
It's like everything else, its not a one size fits all plan but I read all of the articles to help glean a new tip or two. I'm thinking that I need to go through here and see what I have been dragging around since say, I don't know high school and let it go.
Are you cleaning out or hoarding? Or are you like me and a bit of both?
Going both ways,
Sonya Ann


14 comments:

slugmama said...

I always knew you'd go both ways.....hehehehe

I am getting back into decluttering mode here. Once college boy goes back to school I start excavating in his room again. I sold some stuff on a FB local yard sale site so I might put more stuff on there. Then there is the eBay pile. sigh.

This cleaning out stuff takes YEARS and I am still at it.......

We are: Clamco said...

I'm def the cleaning out type. It's a constant thing and I am trying very hard to do the minimalism thing. My hubby and daughter not so much. She likes her books and hubby works at home so he's got his workshop and the garage full. My office is also full but I sell on ebay so I have "stuff." I don't buy more than I can handle though because I hate clutter. Our living areas, kitchen and our bedroom are very stark in comparison to the way we used to live. One of the blogs I used to follow was Cash Only Living. She doesn't post there anymore but she did a wrap up and her last few posts have a LOT of info. You can find it here:
http://cashonlyliving.blogspot.com/

She and her hubby actually did sell everything they owned and started over. I don't think I could go that far, but once you realize that all your crap is worthless, it makes you think twice about buying retail.

slugmama said...

"I don't think I could go that far, but once you realize that all your crap is worthless, it makes you think twice about buying retail."

AMEN!

Elephant's Child said...

Definitely both ways. And I am not/we are not minimalist.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I have a minimalist mind and 8 sets of dishes, so I guess I swing both ways.

Janie Junebug said...

I think I'm about as minimalist as I can be. Sometimes I give away clothes that are now too large on me. It makes me very happy to need smaller clothes.

Love,
Janie

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-Yup, I'm ALMOST looking forward to dejunking. I need to go through Anna's room again so that I can get some of DJ's stuff in her room. We are thinking about redoing his room. I mean since I am spending money like we have it, I should just continue spending. RIght, right?

Sonya Ann said...

We are: Clamco-I agree with you completely. I really would get rid of most of our stuff. But Den and the kids were hoarders. Snort.
I have been sending pics of the stuff that Anna left behind and telling her what I was getting rid of. Its better to tell her then let her look for something when she is home for a visit.
I just can't see spending full price for anything anymore. I am so glad that the mindset of so many people has shifted toward second-hand.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-She is a smart cookie!!!!

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-Den loves stuff. I love to get rid of it. He;s not happy when I sort his stuff though.

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-Hahaha, you made me laugh. I think I want to be a minimalist with a hoard of things.

Sonya Ann said...

Janie Junebug-If I lost weight I would so be out shopping for new clothes!!! Good for you!!!!

Frances said...

Not minimalist here. And we don't have enough debt to sell everything off to pay it, so we are good.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I don't know sometimes it feels as if we have so much but we have a small house so maybe we don't have much for the average family and people need to start putting things away.