10 Often Overlooked Responsibilities That Come With the Ownership of Stuff

Part of missional frugality involves determining truly valuable items and focusing your spending there.  The reason is simple – sometimes it is more of a burden than a blessing to own stuff. As a reminder, today I want to put together a list of things we are often required to do with stuff.  Some of these things require even more money.  Some of these things require your time.  Some of these … [Read more...]

The Most Interesting Thing We Do With Stuff, Store It

I’m a hypocrite.  Just thought I’d let you know that up front. My stuff is not scattered across any one country, but around the world. Somewhere in Houston, Texas (I honestly don’t know exactly where), our family has a piano and a curio cabinet.  Those where two items we decided not to bring to Papua New Guinea when we moved here.  I think they are in someone’s house … [Read more...]

How Important is Your Stuff?

The following is a guest post by Mrs. Ford.  She is a regular contributor at Help Me Travel Cheap.  She is a hardworking mother of three and a person with a heart of gold.  By the way, she is also my wife. Before we moved to Papua New Guinea nearly 5 years ago, we had to take a major inventory of our stuff.  Since the cost of shipping things here is outrageous, we sold the majority of our … [Read more...]

How to Have a Sucessful Garage Sale

This is the second of a three part series where we will help you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org.  Stay tuned this week for the next posts.  Scheduled to post May 23rd, 2009. Article #1: Sell Something on Ebay.  Ebay article you can read it … [Read more...]