Won’t have a ton of posts today, this past week we have been working crazily to continue the purge. The deadline is Friday morning when our garage sale opens!
I never considered myself a hoarder until last night when we started getting to the last nooks and crannies of places in the house. OMG…I have not 1, not 2, not 3, but 7 sets of oil pastels. And no, I am not an art teacher nor trained as an artist and we rarely use those types of art supplies in school Why in the world do I have 7 almost never touched sets. And that’s just one of the many things like that!
I was telling someone that if I received tax deductions on the WEIGHT of what I donate, I would be rolling in it, wouldn’t need to pay taxes for decades probably. And despite all the donating, trashing and garage stuffed with things for the sale, our house is still full. Just shows me how much more I have to go and truly how much “stuff” we have. I’ve really enjoyed the blogs people have recommended regarding the minimalist lifestyle. My daughter and I are going to try the Project333 route with our clothing.
So just a brief money update…want guess how much we’ve made thus far with selling stuff? Okay, I won’t make you wait.
And that’s without the garage sale monies that we will hopefully earn this weekend. Woohoo! Just a reminder, these monies are being split between debt pay off and savings for replacement items that will happen once we find a new permanent living space, estimated at a year plus down the road.
I am so grateful for the all the garage sale hints. Just by starting the advertising with pictures this week on our local Craigslist, Facebook groups and my personal page, we’ve got people picking things up tonight and shopping early tomorrow evening as we set up. I am so excited for this stuff to be gone as we move closer to this new phase of our lives….T-Minus 3 weeks to move day.