The 4th Minimize Minute

Swap and Sell

Here’s a challenge for you in 2018! Join me each week as we take on a new task to help simplify our lives and minimizing our households.

Challenge # 4: Swap and Sell

List one item on your local area Swap and Sell.

How’d it go: There are so many activities that I’m mildly intimidated by before I’ve ever even tried them.  Selling something second-hand was one of them. (It sounds so silly now that I’ve done it.) I wanted to sell a pair of Keen boots that I’d only worn a few times, but they were nowhere to be found. I must have packed them away in my earlier minimizing tasks. Determined to meet the challenge, however, I walked around the house looking for something else I don’t use. Enter the Deep Tissue Rumble Roller. I bought it online for $45 and have barely touched it. It was just too intense for my muscles. It’s gathered dust over the years and it was the perfect item to try this out on. Benign. Unattached. Gathering dust. I snapped a picture on a clean floor in the sunlight, wrote a few words, set a very low price of $5 and hit post on Facebook Marketplace. If you have a smart phone and the FB app, click on the house-looking icon on the bottom. That’s the storefront. It was ridiculously easy and it gave me the option to post to either the Warroad or Roseau Swap and Sell site as well.The Minimize Minute rumble roller.JPG

Don’t laugh if you’ve been doing this forever. It was a fun little epiphany for me. Within minutes, I had a reply and the Rumbleroller was sold. Coordinating the meet-up took a few instant messages and the next day we dropped it off. The whole deal took minimal effort, I got rid of something I didn’t need and pocketed a few dollars. It felt so great, I quickly listed three more items and can guarantee I won’t be intimidated by selling second-hand again.

Definitely try this one.

Previous Challenge: The 3rd Minimize Minute

(Published in the February 13th issue of the Warroad Pioneer)



Author: Angle Full of Grace

A writer, woods-wanderer, and internal peace seeker who raises two free-range children in the wilderness, I escaped the wasteland of corporate America a few years back never to return. I write about love, family, mental health, addiction, parenthood and personal growth all through lens of place and connection to the land. Most entries are my weekly column for our local small-town newspaper, and there's an occasional feature story thrown in the mix as well.

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