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Selling and Donating and Purging

April 18th, 2015 at 08:40 am

This is the big push weekend for getting rid of stuff. Next week I am cleaning and painting more but this weekend I am selling as much as possible. I have to admit it's kinda a high to sell all my stuff. Granted a bunch of it is still going into storage but DH admits that it's pretty amazing to see us purging so much stuff.

So our stuff has never been expensive. Most stuff has been used or bought cheap. We haven't ever really spent money on adult furniture and stuff. So our stuff hasn't owned us.

But at the same time it's hard to let go and upgrade and spend the money on buying new/better quality stuff. And even just purging and being more thoughtful instead of just keeping it "just because". Sounds nuts but it really is hard to let go of things, even things you can't give away!

But I've sold $1k worth of stuff and I bet if I were more serious I probably could sell another $1k if I had more time and did a yard sale instead of just donating. But on friday I went to a couple of consignment stores and dropped a big pile of donations.

The relief I feel from seeing things leave the house is unbelievable.

Update on house...The front is getting painted and we'll see how the rest looks. It is aluminum siding so seriously the back was never painted and I'm not sure if the sides are going to be done. But it's costing us 40% of $4k = $1600 plus potentially a few more repairs. We'll have to see how much more the other repairs cost.

I still plan on taking a brush to the neighbors crappy stairs. I also plan on washing and staining our deck. My DH calls me nuts. But I will have no children and time to clean our house. I am doing this as of Tuesday. Four days to clean like no one's business.

Wish me luck. I might if I can figure out how to post pictures, post of our place.

2 Responses to “Selling and Donating and Purging”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Now that our house is sold, I definitely have more things to let go of. Our house wasn't cluttered to begin with, and if you have read my Organized Friend blog you can see what it looks like. Because we are moving to a warmer climate we will probably sell our snowblower as we will want to upgrade next time we would need one. I have an umbrella for an outdoor table that is pretty faded, don't need it as our new rental has a covered outdoor porch.

    I think washing and staining your deck is a fabulous idea!! It will make it newer looking.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I just can't imagine that anything I have would sell for anything! I used to do garage sales, but they weren't worth the effort. I think I must be such a frugal buyer and wear-it-outer that my stuff is pretty worthless when I'm ready to let go of it!

    That said, I do have inventory left from my antiques booth that I do hope will sell when I'm ready to put the effort into it!

    Sounds like you are going great guns! I hope you will have a quick sale!

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