Decluttering the Farm

Decluttering the Farm

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Clutter around the house, the farm or in the shop silently takes up mental space and can make it harder for you to focus on the task at hand.

AARP’s Sean Voskuhl says it’s sometimes important to stop, look around, and remove some clutter, and these days, there are many ways to do that …

VOSKUHL … “Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to declutter, from online auctions, live auctions, social media sites, estate sales and more, there are many avenues you can consider to match your pace of decluttering. Just remember to stay vigilant on online marketplaces as they can be full of scammers.”

And that extends beyond the home …

VOSKUHL … “Perhaps what can be even more valuable to sell is the miscellaneous items that tend to pile up around the farm. Old equipment, vehicles, and even old tools around the farm and shop. Taking some time to consider what these items mean to the future of the farm and selling the ones you really don’t need can keep the farmyard looking cleaner and put some cash back in your pocket.”

Voskuhl offers these tips for the decluttering process …

VOSKUHL … “We feel the pain of losing something more strongly than the pleasure of gaining something, and we tend to overvalue things that we own. Ask yourself how much would I pay for this if I didn’t already own it? How much do I really need the item?

Voskuhl says it’s far better to “de-own” than declutter.”

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