Hoarding Myths: #1

Myth #1: I can get some money out of this! Also known as, But this is worth something!

How many times I have heard these statements. Sure, everything is worth something to someone. Sure, there’s money to be made off useless stuff. There are TV shows that back this up. Think of that $1 vase that was really a Ming, or that painting that was sold for $3 at Goodwill and ended up being worth thousands. Sure, there are things like that. But I seriously doubt any of them were hiding in my basement. And I don’t find multitudes of people checking every penny in case it’s one of those rare coins that is worth hundreds or thousands. (At least pennies are easier to store, and the odds of finding a “special” one are about as great as finding a Ming at a yard sale, I’d say.)

Yes, the things I’ve gotten rid of were worth something. I might have made some money off of them if I’d sold them. I didn’t have the time or patience to sell them, though, and wouldn’t have asked the right price even if I had, since I’m not an expert on old junk. It might be worth something to someone, so I’ll let someone find it and have the opportunity to sell it themselves. Perhaps one of the sellers will be benevolent and gift me back a fraction of the imagined thousands they gain from my cast-offs.  One thing I know: they were worth nothing hiding in the depths of the basement or lurking under the couch and bed.

Can you think of other myths about hoarding? Feel free to post!


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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