What would you do with an extra hundred dollars? What about an extra thousand
? While you're thinking about that, you might also consider how much money you could get for the unworn clothes, old jewelry, unused appliances, and other things that clutter up your basement and closets.
Just for fun, try this: Make a list of everything that you could conceivably get rid of. Afterward, go to Craigslist, eBay, Etsy, and the local pawn shop to see what similar possessions are selling for. Once you've got an idea of how much money you stand to make, think about what you might do with that cash. Is it enough for a road trip? A cruise? A down payment on a new car?
Now ask yourself: would I rather hold onto Grandma's old mink coat or take a slow boat to Bermuda?