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[LJ2ME] Decisions, decisions!

So, I have been doing some decluttering lately (yay me!), and I have a few boxes of old clothes that are out of style but otherwise wearable, a pile of gently loved books, and some other miscellaneous stuff set aside.

I had been pretty gung ho for a yard/moving sale, until I hopped in the shower tonight. Somewhere between shampoo and conditioner, I started thinking that this was going to be a lot of work, and a lot of it probably wouldn't sell anyway.

So, my question(s) to the group are 1-think I'd get much of a market for old clothes? 2-is it worth the time & effort to get a little extra cash flow @ this point, or 3-is it better to take it all to charitable organization of choice and get the tax write-off later?

Mom, who is a genius on all things mom-related but not sisterfish125-related, said that the write-off isn't that grand, but with my other deductions, it could make a good difference in about April.



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Jul. 8th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
I do both. I, like you, despise the work it takes for a yard sale but with the stuff that I do sell its extra cash. Then when its over I haul it over to the good will. Simple, easy, effective. Plus I don't have the yard sale last over 12. I get burned out way to easily begging people to pay me for my old stuff.
Jul. 8th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
That's what we're planning on doing. Yardsale first, then everything goes to goodwill/salvation army/st vinny's, itemized for the deduction.

I think John has a spreadsheet he developed last year to help figure the acceptable value of the deductions for clothing.
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