Reflections on Doing a 30-day Money Saving Challenge

Part of my efforts towards living minimally is being more conscious with my saving and spending habits. My spending habits are all too familiar to me, but I don’t think I even have saving habits. What I do know is that I save what’s left of my previous paycheck, as well as the money I earn from doing commission work (which, admittedly, isn’t always big). This, of course, is not the ideal way to save financially. Budgeting is also a bit overwhelming for me, so I thought of starting small instead. I searched online for ways to save more efficiently, and came across a 30-day money saving challenge. I read through the prompts and thought they were doable and manageable, so I decided to take it on.

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The Post-decluttering Predicament Part 1: Selling My Stuff

When decluttering, the question I ask myself is: “What do I need to keep?” rather than, “What do I need to get rid of?” This helps me in maintaining my focus on the items I consider to be necessary. If a certain item doesn’t make it on my to-keep list, it’s considered “excess stuff.” But what do I do with these excess stuff?

In this series, I will share my experiences on the different options I had when parting ways with excess stuff. For Part 1 of this series, I will focus on one of the first options we tend to consider when an item no longer fulfills the purpose it once had: selling it.

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