Thanks to Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up, I Just Cleaned Out the Baby’s Room and Made Some Quick Cash
Like many people, I've completely (well, almost completely) Marie Kondo'd my house. Though I didn't follow her directions to a T, I succesfully decluttered the spaces that mattered: my closet, my kitchen, and our baby's room. It was embarrassing to see the amount of things we'd accumulated in the short period of time our daughter has been alive. In those early months, she grew out of clothing and gear quickly. It was easy to move things into storage and forget about them.
But I addressed these items head-on when I committed to the KonMari method, and quickly understood that moving things from the baby's room into the garage wasn't the answer. It was an answer, sure, but I was essentially moving the problem from one room to the next. These items would have to be donated or sold.
We'd already given away tons of things to expecting friends, neighbours, and coworkers, and after learning about a baby resale store in my neighbourhood from a Facebook moms' group, I paused. Marie Kondo had already brought me some joy, could she also bring me some Jacksons?
I went for it and to my surprise, I made a little bit of money! Here's what I learned: