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Photo: Joseph Sohm (Shutterstock) Many moons ago, my wife bought a pair of rockin’ cowboy boots. The boots were undeniably cool, but they sat in their box for years: untouched, unloved, frequently forgotten. When she finally decided to sell the boots, we were quickly and rudely reminded that selling your old stuff is a tremendous hassle, not to mention kind of a downer. It tends to go like this: Create listing, wordsmith it into a diamond-sharp sales pitch. Research prices by scanning other posts offering boots for sale, realize there are a lot of boots for sale. Boot regret is real. Get an offer! Accept offer. Get ghosted by buyer. Repeat two, three times. Get a real offer! Pack up boots. Schlep boots to UPS. Realize you put in 12 hours of work to make $20. Not only is selling your old stuff a pain, not to mention totally not worth it on the financial side, the fact that so many platforms exist on which to do it is telling. Simply put, we all have too much stuff, and getting rid of it responsibly can be a lot of work. At the same time, we’re all drowning in debt but we keep buying stuff because that’s the way civilization is built—it’s a machine designed to take our money and and make us want more things. All the clutter that results has a negative effect on our mental health , especially when the increase in remote and hybrid work has […]