I've recently listed about 2/3 of our furniture on Craig's List, as well as a ton of housewares that are really just taking up space in my pantry. I suddenly feel very game-show-like, crafting enticing descriptions of ceramic nesting bowls and coffee tables, counter-offering, and reminding people that, "We also have a full living room set for sale... as well as some lovely kitchen canisters!"
So far, we've sold our guest room furniture (including mattress, box spring, bedding and a lamp). But we still have two living rooms, one formal dining, and aforementioned housewares to go.
Then there's the Goodwill closet cleanout action. I'm hauling stuff off by the trash bag full. So far, there are three trash bags of clothes, and three of shoes. I know there's more to come. I'm trying to be realistic (as opposed to wishful) about what I should keep in the closet. Things that I haven't worn since my college internship - out. Things I shouldn't wear now that I've hit thirty (read: mini skirts) - out. High-waisted "mom" pants bought in a fit of desperation in the postpartum months after Hannah - out.
All of this thrifty-ness has left me with the weird sensation of seeing my belongings with dollar signs floating above them. I hope that passes quickly. In a few days, we have someone going out to the cabin to investigate the former "critter infestation" issues in the dropped ceiling. Should be fun!
Anyone got ideas about how to move my Craig's List items back up the page? I'm sure there's some science to it, but I'm a newbie.