Yard Sale Musings

by StephBuckwalter on May 19, 2010

Our subdivision just had their community yard sale this past weekend so we participated. I didn’t have time to gather anything new, but I had several boxes of things left over from a disasterous yard sale last fall. School and sports leagues had already started, so the traffic was nil. I decided to box it until the community yard sale and I’m glad I did. We sold a lot of the big items that take up storage space.

I was very proud of myself. Last fall, after the failed sale, I removed a lot of the junkier stuff and took it to Too Good To Toss at the dump. When I set stuff out this spring, it was all the nicer stuff. I think that helped. When the yard sale was over, I kept a few things back to give to our church nursery and a few things so I can be a good FreeCycle citizen and offer some nice stuff. Everything else went out the door to either Salvation Army or Too Good to Toss. It was such a good feeling.

In the past, it was hard for me to get rid of stuff. As I worked through the process described in I Want My House Back! over this past year or so, I found it was almost easy to let some things go. I’m also finding that the more I get rid of, the easier it is to let go of the next round of stuff. I’m looking forward to doing more of that this summer.

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