|All these gas cans... gone!|
This week we took three oversized boxes of clothes and knick-knacks to Salvation Army. I also posted for sale all but one of the gas cans I had. I used to mystery shop dozens of gas stations and needed to store all the free gas I was getting. I've moved away from that - it's not part of the big picture that will get me to financial independence. What an exhilarating day - less than an hour after posting the 15 gas containers on Facebook Marketplace, I had a buyer. I deposited the $100 cash into the bank. The next day, we cleaned the utility room where these were stored - so much room now!
Getting rid of things feels great. All these unnecessary material things require cleaning. The clutter is a distraction. Try looking for something when you have to move everything around to find it.
There's one area that I've been struggling with: my rental property supplies. Right now, a good part of a bedroom is filled with containers, everything from screws, tools, cleaning supplies, parts and more. I barely use these things, but I do use them. I'd like to pare down to the essentials, especially since I only use my tools when there is a vacancy. For everyday repairs, I usually pay someone to fix things since I am an absentee landlord. This is the next area I'd like to tackle.