"Well, if you can't raise fifty-thousand dollars with an impromptu carwash, I guess it just wasn't in the cards."
On Saturday morning, we carted all the stuff out of our living room and into our yard. The ad in the community paper had run. The Craigslist post was up and had been renewed. The signs were hung.
The turn-out was...a little meh. Again. But it was better this time, and we moved enough stuff that I feel okay about it.
I was surprised at how few books sold, even though most were in excellent condition. I guess lots of people have e-readers now (myself included), but we had tons of kids' books, too.
So anyway. Sunday I took all the leftover crap to Goodwill, the books to Half Price Books, and the kids' clothes to Once Upon a Child. We set aside a few things that we think are worth trying to list on Craigslist, but the vast majority of stuff went right to the Goodwill drop-off. And I gotta tell ya'—it feels GREAT. We still have stuff sitting in our living room, but there's not much, and if it doesn't sell, we'll just donate it. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. I have my big plastic totes back, which is going to allow us to move on to the next phase of our Getting the Hell Out of Here: Decluttering Edition plan. I might talk more about that later. I don't feel like it right now. It's been a long few months.
|Come on, girl. You know you want me. Let's not pretend.|
So if anyone's in the market for a tv/vcr unit, board games, surround sound speakers, a sub woofer box, or a dining room table, you let me know. I might have what you're looking for.