Well, I’m still working on purging my house of massive amounts of STUFF. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to have the “mother of all garage sales.” But in the end, that was way too overwhelming for me.
I also hemmed and hawed about having a sale where I live because it is so remote. I worried I would put in a lot of time for very little money. Some good friends of ours, AnnMarie and C.O., were gracious enough to invite me to be a part of their garage sale recently. I had a great time, got rid of about half of the stuff I came there with, and took home $92. Not too shabby for an afternoon’s work. I can’t even really call it work, because it was so much fun hanging out with them and their family. (Side note: AnnMarie and C.O. are two of the most interesting people I know. And they were recently featured in the Duluth News Tribune here!)
So now the purge continues… I’m planning to try to unload some Minnesota Twins baby gear on EBay, and perhaps some other baby stuff locally this week. Hopefully I’ll be able to get rid of a few things. It is such a great feeling to simplify your life.
What kinds of things are you doing to simplify your life? Are you having any garage sales? Giving away stuff?