Has anyone watched the TV series called “Hoarders?”
If you have, you’ve seen some of the strangest forms of hoarding onto things people consider treasures.
I believe we all participate in some kind of hoarding, especially if you’re a “Baby Bomber.”
I believe I’m a neat hoarder. I box up all my treasures and store them, but…..I do kept far too many recipe books, cards and cut-out recipes in my kitchen area.
I literally have over 500 recipe books-not to mention- several recipe notebooks and recipe card files.
So, I decided my New Year’s resolution would be to let go of 75% of them.
This will be a difficult task, and totally understand how terrible people feel on Hoarders, when they see their treasures hauled off to the dump; its definitely hard to let treasures go.
Question: Do I bring them to the thrift store, or try to sell them on ebay?
Well, after researching a bit, I found out that the trend currently, is purchasing old paper cut-out and handwritten recipes.
You have to understand, these recipes were the favorites-tried and true- so they must be delicious right?
The recipe cards will usually be covered with food stains, and the cut-outs are literally falling apart simply because they were used so much.
This answers my question-they’re valuable. Thus, I will list most of them on ebay per lots or groups.
I’ll keep my favorites of course, but I will force myself to sell the rest.
When going through Grandma’s or your great-aunt’s recipes, remember how valuable they are to the family heritage, or to sell on eBay or Etsy.