Last week we opened the last few boxes that had been lurking in the house. Cue, lots of items items heading to the charity shop and lots of pieces up for sale on the dreaded eBay (listing stuff for sale is one of my least favourite things to do).
A few of the pieces sold and I went out to buy some paper and parcel tape in order to wrap and send the items to their new owners.
I’ve sent the parcels but I still have some brown tape and paper left. What should I do with it?
On the one hand, it’s useful, but on the other, it’s only useful if I sell more stuff and need to send it. This puts me In a minimalism dilemma.
If I have no intention of using it, should I throw it out?
I know there are people that say if you can access an item for under $20 (or around £15 for me) and you can get your hands on it within 20 minutes then you don’t need to keep hold of it.
But I can’t help but think this is a colossal waste. Maybe it’s the anti-minimalist streak in me (the one who insisted in going into every charity shop on the high street every time I visited a new place) or maybe I’m right, it is wasteful to throw away perfectly good items.
As part of our minimalism is focused on our finances it also seems like a huge waste of money to replace items when you’ve put a similar item in the bin.
Any thought on what you think I should do would be very welcome.