The other day I decided that I no longer needed a sewing machine. I hadn’t used it in years and it was taking up valuable closet “real estate”. I was planning to put it out with the trash when I decided someone might find a use for it. So, I emailed our neighborhood list-serve to see if anyone wanted an old sewing machine. I asked that any taker come get it before the Tuesday trash pickup.
I was shocked to hear from eight different neighbors who said they wanted it. A couple had questions like what brand and how old it was. But they all wanted it. So I told the first person who responded that it was hers.
She was thrilled when she saw it. She said they just don’t make sewing machines that last anymore. I couldn’t help but be happy for her.
Later that day, I felt some “seller’s remorse”. De-accessing is tough work.