Digging for Gold

For those who may not know, I’m currently working on a project to eliminate clutter and reduce the “excess” that we live with. Each week I’m trying to remove one item from my home. It may be something I would truly consider to be clutter – something completely unnecessary for our lives. Or, it may be something that I just think is excessive – something we don’t need but perhaps someone else does.

This week, I’m making some money! Woohoo!

Mike convinced me to try to sell some of my jewelry that I don’t wear anymore. Apparently there are (somewhat sketchy) people who will buy your gold – broken, scratched, knotted or in whatever condition it may be. I don’t really know what they do with it… melt it down and then make it into something else maybe. Anyway, Mike informed me that the price of gold is really high right now (who knew?) and that I could probably make some cash on the stuff that’s just hanging out in a drawer.

I mean…having cash is better than having jewelry I’ll never wear. So I went through all my gold. I kept some things even if I won’t wear them because of the sentimental value. I’m not one for hanging on to things just for the sake of nostalgia but jewelry is something that doesn’t “go bad” and it doesn’t take up much space and it can be passed down to Mikayla someday. Several pieces I kept were things passed down to me from my grandparents or parents and several things Mike gave me at one time or another and I’m just not willing to part with them for a few bucks.

With the few things I did sell I made $401. Awesome! I know!

So, go dig around in your jewelry box and maybe you can make some green as well. While you’re at it, go ahead and organize the whole dresser. You may not get any money for those old socks but wouldn’t it be nice to be rid of them?

Question: Anyone else sold any jewelry? Good experience or bad?

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One response to “Digging for Gold

  1. Donna March 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Wow! Great for you.

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