Mar 29, 2021

2021 - The Year of the Purge

I made a decision that 2021 is the year of the Purge!

 No, not THAT Purge. The Basement Purge of 2021.

I'm not a New Year's Resolution type of guy but this year I decided to make one and stick with it for the whole year...and likely beyond because a year probably isn't going to be enough to do it right.

I've been a collector of stuff since the original Star Wars came out which was...a long time ago. We moved into our current house close to 20 years ago and I've still been collecting that whole time. You know what? Stuff takes up space!

I would be ashamed to show anyone my computer room because I think it looks like a "Five Years Ago" photo leading into an episode of Hoarders. What's the point of collecting stuff if you don't have a place to put it so you can look at it?

There's boxes of stuff that I owned before we moved in piled up in the basement. 99% of it has stayed in the box it was packed in to move it here this whole time. So I figured it was time to start making space for new stuff. My resolution is this: every month I'm going to go through at least one box in the basement and get rid of what I can. If it doesn't move on eBay after a month, it gets donated somewhere.
One box a month my not sound like much but if you've sold on eBay, you know there's time involved with looking up the items to make sure they're worth selling and that you're pricing them well. Then there's measuring and weighing the packages, and let's not forget taking photos of everything.

So far, I've stuck with it and it's paying off!

A lot of the time, I will post stuff to Instagram before eBay at a lower price than I think it will get at auction. It's not about the money, I'd rather have it go to someone I "know". So far, no bites there yet.

You can check out my eBay shop here.


  1. I too am doing a major downsizing. Just getting rid of "stuff". Stuff that's been sitting in boxes. Stuff that's been sitting around untouched. Stuff, stuff, and stuff. All must go!

    1. Yep, that's about the jist of it. The fun part is finding stuff that I've had packed away for decades.