Garage Sale

Garage Sale

In my quest to declutter my life, I’ve found a lot of items that, in the light of day, now seem a total waste of money. I’ve never used them. I’ve donated a lot of old clothes, toys and household goods in the past few weeks. But I feel like these items are too valuable to be donated. Most of these are designer shoes and purses. So I figured, I should try and sell them. And what better way to do that than do a garage sale online?

On Monday, I created an Instagram account specifically for this venture. If I don’t get any bites, I’ll probably post them on E-bay or something. Anyway, these are the shoes that I’ve posted so far.

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These are never-been-worn, still-in-their-boxes items. Prices range from $200-$350 US. Shipping will be extra, but I can guarantee you that I will only be charging the cost of shipping. I’ll be doing a regular Saturday post for the new items that were posted for the week. I’m going to sell designer purses (limited quantities) and books as well. Lord knows, I have way too much of those! So if you’ve got some time, feel free to check out the Instagram page and email me if any of these items may be of interest to you. Tell your friends as well if they’re on the lookout for some designer shoes. I think I’ve priced them quite reasonably.

I’ve never given that much thought to all the monies I’ve wasted over the years. It’s just these few weeks that I’ve realized this while I was doing a lot thinking. It is mind boggling how much. The same goes with the books I’ve hoarded over the years. But I’m slowly learning a lot things about myself, and though at times I may feel like it’s too late, I need to remember that as long as I’m alive, it’s never too late to change.


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  • I work for a moving company, so that kind of colors my perspective on material things (You’d be surprised [or maybe not] how vicious people can get when a dining room table gets scratched). Since I started working for this company, I swore I wouldn’t fall victim to the calling of material things. I swear, I moved into my 750 sq. ft. apartment with a couple pieces of furniture, two video games consoles, and two suit cases of clothes, but now I feel like I can barely move around in my home. When did I accumulate so much…stuff? And in a year?! Needless to say, I plan on de-cluttering my abode during the next few weeks. Unfortunately, nothing I own is as valuable as Jimmy Choo shoes, so I won’t be gaining anything. Not that I could even wear them even if I tried; I’m a converse sneakers kind of gal. I’ll just be dropping bags of “junk” off at the Goodwill and crossing my fingers that my significant other won’t discover newer things to put in our cleaned up space.

  • OH MY GOD THOSE LOUBOUTINS. Those are seriously gorgeous–they all are, but I’m obsessed with those! I can spend a lot of money on purses, but not so much shoes. I love pretty shoes, but I wear them out quickly if they’re flat and I so rarely wear heels, since I stand so much. I need an office job, Joy!!

    I’m glad to see you sold all of them, though, even if it’s a little painful!

  • I love this quote and good luck
    with your quest to declutter your life. It’s very inspiring.

  • Oh Joy, I’m a massive hoarder as well and years later I’m still trying to get rid of some of the stuff I’ve hoarded! It’s definitely rewarding when you sell it off though but yes, it’s difficult to come to terms with how much we’ve decluttered!

    • I’m still trying to cope. Lol. The best thing, I think is to try and forget that I once owned these shoes. πŸ™‚

  • I do the same twice a year Joy and some of the more expensive and stupid things I end up buying I put on eBay. I’d pop them on there, you tend to get more money for them at auction especially designer brands if you have receipts and dust bags, even more. You’re an inspiration Joy. I’ve started decluttering now too watching your journey and I tell you, it feels awesome to be able to shed so much materialistic bullshit <3

    • I’ve got bags next, so maybe that’s what I’ll do with them. I’ve never sold anything on eBay before, so I’m kind of scared. Anyway, I’m glad I’m inspiring you. <3

  • Good luck with selling everything πŸ™‚ It really is amazing how much stuff we accumulate and forget we own isn’t it? I go through my wardrobe every now and then and wonder what I was thinking! Probably about time I did that again to be honest :/ I mean, do I need 10 pairs of jeans? Not really!

    • That’s exactly what I said to my husband. He owns a thousand pairs of shirts and jeans! I said, do you realize you technically only need 7 pairs the most?

  • Good luck with the decluttering. I did a lot a few years ago, which is when I gave all my books away. It was sad, but I actually felt good about it.

    • Getting rid of books is still an ongoing process for me. It’s funny how easily I let go of these shoes that cost me hundreds and hundreds of dollars, and yet I couldn’t bear the thought of parting with books that cost me $20. Where’s the logic in that? #bookhoarderproblems

  • Oh damn, those red Jimmy Choos are to die for. I wish!

    • Aren’t they? Exactly what I said when I saw them at the store. Sigh.

  • RO

    On Facebook here, they actually have on-line yard sales via Facebook separated by cities and areas that save time and money, and that’s how I sell and purchase stuff occasionally. If they don’t have one there, perhaps you can get one started to get people on board. I agree. There comes a time when we need to declutter and start over, so kudos to you. You have some awesome items! However, as a shoe person, its super hard for me to give any of them up, so I know how you feel. Love ya! RO

    • I still have about two full shelves of shoes to go through. Though most of them are shoes that I’ve already worn. So I don’t know if I can really sell them. Anyway, I’ll have to take a look at that yard sales on FB that you’re talking about.

  • Great shoes πŸ™‚

  • shootingstarsmag

    Great quote! And it’s true, it’s never too late to change and grow as a person, no matter your age. I think it’s great you’re going through this whole cleansing/de-cluttering thing! I am trying to be more aware of what I have and get rid of what I won’t be using.


    • I just have to keep reminding myself of that quote as I go along my journey. πŸ™‚

  • Sigh… I’d love to get some shoes… I’m sure shipping would be expensive to Aus unfortunately… Great idea though Joy!

    • Thanks, Naomi. It all got sold quick. πŸ™‚

  • Shoes! Oh lord, shoes and books are the items I have the hardest time parting with. I’ll look up your account Joy, and for what it’s worth, I went through something similar a while back and though it was hard at first, parting with shit that I earned for myself, it’s cathartic. I realized that it’s just things and I’ve really, truly, imbibed the value of my invaluables.

    • I know. I felt sick as soon as I sold all of them. I teared up. Seriously. I’m waiting to see when I would actually feel good about this. Hold me.

  • I’m a Payless kinda girl. Okay…Off Broadway Shoes more than Payless as I’ve gotten older! I live in tennis shoes or houseshoes…in the summer it’s flip flops, mostly because I work from home and just don’t really have to deck out my feet much anymore! But those are BEAUTIFUL to look at.


    • I find that I can no longer wear high heels nowadays, so that’s part of the reason why I wanted to get rid of these shoes, too. But hey, Payless has a lot of nice looking shoes, but I’m still not in the market to buy any.

  • karina

    Gorgeous shoes, J.! Definitely will sell on EBay πŸ™‚ it is ridiculous when we realise how much money we spend on stuff we never use. I realised when we were moving and getting rid of everything how much crap I accumulated.

  • Jazmen

    My cousin worked for Louboutin for a while. I think she still does. We don’t talk, like ever. But those little booties sure are fierce. I’m sure they’ll sell. Good luck with this!

    • I personally do not go to the shop locations because I find their staff to be snooty. I ordered these on-line, mostly. πŸ™‚

  • Gosh. I love this πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing sweet girl. <3 I.. have never bought shoes or purses or anything like that.. but my (4 years older) sister did πŸ™‚ She also bought A LOT. But it has been so many years since then. She also just about never used any of it πŸ™‚ But not sure she had any like you have, never been used. Ack. But gosh, they are so beautiful πŸ˜€ So I totally get why you spent so much money on it all. <3 But aw, I'm also happy for you that you wish to sell them, and hopefully get lots of money for it πŸ™‚ Best of luck sweet girl. <3 I wish I could use shoes like this. But my feet are weird, and I can't really use them at all. Ugh. How mean πŸ™‚

    • I sold them all today, so I’m happy…and sad at the same time. Lol.

  • Omg omg omg Louboutinis! I am so excited I can’t even spell. Too bad my feet are huge

    • What size are your feet? These are size 40s.

  • I know this happens a lot to some people. I don’t really go for designer things, but I have bought things that when I look back at them, I actually haven’t used as much as I would’ve thought I would. I don’t think these are the kind of shoes I would buy, but here’s hoping this next stage in your declutter lifestyle goes well πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Olivia. I’m posting designer purses next. Lol.

  • ari

    Those shoes are gorgeous! I adore garage sales, so much fun!!

  • Good luck with this! I’ve never owned designer anything. πŸ™‚