Marie Kondo says start with your closet.
I say, the seasons are changing and I’m only just rediscovering what items in my spring/summer wardrobe get regular use. So, hold off a sec there.
I say, start with what I don’t even goddamn use.
My broken stuff.
My iPad 2, a beloved birthday gift, that one day stopped working altogether.
My iPhone 6, that I dropped in water.
My iPhone 7, that I shattered.
They’ve been just sitting there in one of my closets.
WHY. WHAT USE DO I HAVE FOR THESE THINGS.
I suppose my sustainable self didn’t want to just toss them into a landfill.
I also didn’t want to waste weeks trying to sell them to some specific person online who is searching for an outdated broken iPad. Sure, I’d make some cash, but who knows how much time I’d lose?
TIME IS MONEY, PEOPLE.
I told them what I had. They told me it would be worth somewhere around $60. They sent me a free shipping label, I shipped my stuff to them. A week later, there was my $60 in Paypal.
10/10, would get rid of useless crap to them again. This process couldn’t have been quicker or easier for me. Could I have made more selling these things for parts? Yeah, maybe. But certainly not as quick.