Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing. I meant to post this last weekend, but a thunderstorm and no electricity slowed me down.
Anyway, we had to work in the garage first, so we’d have somewhere to store and hold a garage sale. Spent 2.5 hours in the garage Sunday night:
I know this looks bad, but when we started, we could hardly get the lawn mower in, let alone a car! We still have one corner full of stuff I’m not ready to deal with yet (pottery collections that I’m not currently displaying, but I *can’t* get rid of) and some garbage that needs to be hauled away (old stove).
But, the 2nd picture is all garage sale furniture. I think these count as 10 items each, because a) they’re big and b) I have a furniture addiction.
There are still a few pieces that I want to paint and put in our house, but hubby and I have an agreement. If they’re not done by spring, they get sold in the spring garage sale.
12 pieces of furniture x 10 = 120 items right there! Plus, there was garbage, but I won’t count that since I counted so much in the furniture department.
Monday: Wandered around the living room and dining room with a box. Came up with:
1 table runner
2 roman shades (never opened)
1 leather bag
1 fabric remnant
Also worked in the bathroom and made another round in the living room:
1 leather travel bag for hubby – since he’s stuck on the farm, he’ll never need it again.
1 bag sponge rollers from my youth
1 nailpolish (there were actually a bunch, but I’ll count them as one)
1 bubble bath (took up a lot of room in my cupboard!)
1 hair accessories (a few)
1 big brush
1 decorative bowl
1 decorative clock
1 photo album
1 lassy legs
5 tulip puff paints from college cheerleading (we put our names on ribbons for our hair)
1 travel alarm clock
And a giant box of garbage and pile of junk mail in the office that joined this stuff.
Tuesday: upstairs hallway and my bedroom
Box of pottery to go back to my parents’. Depending on what color I feel like accessorizing with, I just run over to mom’s and steal from “Martha Stewart’s Prop Room.” She has pottery grouped by color above her cabinets, and I just swipe whatever I need. :)
14 pieces of pottery
1 big box that was already packed for goodwill but has been sitting there for months
2 boxes of magazines (garbage)
42 for garage sale
3 boxes of garbage
= 165 items!
Then I slowed down a bit, but worked more in my room and ended up with:
What? You can’t read that? It says:
2 nursing bras
2 photo albums
1 bathroom scale
4 too small jackets
1 set of Nancy Drew books in French
1 set of candles
13 shoes (single, not pairs….)
1 broken clock
5 button down shirts (I never iron them, anyway)
2 sweater sets
1 fabric remnant
6 dresses (including a bridesmaid dress…Karen, do you want it?)
6 short sleeve shirts
1 brand new purse
1 brand new pair of sandals
1 brand new bra
1 head thingy for baby’s carseat
1 pair hockey skates
4 hubby’s clothes
1 more pair shoes
3 pieces of wrestling gear (hubby was never even a wrestler)
1 more photo album
1 decorative pillow
1 cassette tape
11 more books
1 scratchy sheet set
27 other clothes items
That brings my current total to:
381 ITEMS! In 1.5 weeks! Woohoo!
Next up: the 3, yes, 3 buckets of dance recital costumes that I haven’t worn in 10 years. But I might have a girl someday, who wants to dress up. Or, I might need a halloween costume. Or my students might need them for rock star day again. Oh dear, this is going to be a tough one.