Published on November 23rd, 2011 | by Pete0
How Long is Too Long? Making Dough from Unused Stuff
We’ve all done it. We’ve all bought something or ended up receiving something that we think is a good idea, or is something that we really want, when actually it is not. It’s time for my confession. I have a breadmaker that was kindly given to me by my mother in law who had in turn received it from someone else. I was very excited about the prospect of having access to lovely fresh bread everyday. I have used it once.
When the idea of the breadmaker coming into our lives was first mentioned, I became hugely excited. My wife told me that I wouldn’t use it; ‘Ha ha – I shall use it often to provide many interesting and delicious types of bread’ I proclaimed, or words to that effect. Anyway, she was right (please don’t tell her I told you this). It has taken me a long time to realise, be honest with myself, and accept that the breadmaker is unnecessary. I could sell it, and make a little bit of cash, but really the space would be useful as our flat is quite small. It does make me think about other items we have though. Do we need everything we have, or are we just wasting money having it invested in a product or item that we never use and never will. How long is too long to hang on to an item before unlocking the money inside it? We’ve all got CDs and DVDs we just don’t use – why not make the money work for us, free up some space and some cash!