I’ve talked about it before, this burning resentment I have towards having a mortgage. Those of you who follow me have heard me say how I wish I could sell every single thing I own just to be out of debt. I finally did go through every room in our house making an inventory of every piece of furniture and appliance that we own. Unfortunately, by my estimations, if we sold it all it still wouldn’t be enough to pay off half of our mortgage.
But I’m not giving up. I’ve decided I am just going to chip away at it a little at a time. Honestly, it would be depressing to walk through our beautiful home and see no furniture, no microwave, no washing machine, and still have a house payment due every month. It would be much easier to start by selling off the small things that we hardly notice anyways.
So that’s what I’m doing, starting today. Every day I will be going through the house and picking out 10 items to list on ebay or Craigslist for sale. I’m going to put the money I earn in an envelope, and every time it reaches $500, I will put it towards our mortgage. I’ll do this until I run out of things to sell. And then I’ll donate plasma. Just kidding 😉
Today, I listed some of baby Xia’s nursery decor for sale. It’s cute and all, and looks great in her room, but does she really need a sheer curtain panel and a valence on her window? Does she really need a diaper stacker when I can store her diapers in the baskets on her changing table? Do we really need the butterfly decorations on her wall, or the mobile hanging over her crib? These are things we can live without, so this is where I am starting. I also listed a bunch of books on Craigslist, baby equipment, a wall mirror, and some software.
I’m praying that the Lord will bless my efforts, and I will be able to sell a lot of stuff quickly. We will probably do a yard sale eventually, but you can make more money by selling online.
I wonder if I can make some sort of chart for my sidebar to show how much money we’ve raised? It would be kinda neat to see how it grows, and how our debt shrinks. I’m just so anxious to get out of this mess, to not be a slave any longer, to not have to worry that somebody can come and take our home away. I want it to be ours, free and clear.
*Sigh* It’s gonna take me forever.
Oh, and speaking of “forever”, some of you might be happy to know that I’ve been working on a book. It, too, is taking me forever! I have so much to share, so much to write, it’s just not something I can whip out in a weekend. But the book is also part of my plan to get out of debt. Anything to bring in some extra income! Don’t hold your breath on this one though… it will be a while.
Anyways, just felt like sharing my new goal with you guys. What do you think? Wanna join me? Have you already been doing something like this?
How far would you go to get out of debt?