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Friday, November 20, 2009

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I have been busy all day going through our junk to find things to sell at the "patio sales" tomorrow. Since we don't have garages, they are called "Patio" sales.

Our trailer is too cluttered. I told Jim that I want to get rid of the crap that holds our crap. This way we'll have no place to PUT our crap. At least that's the plan. So first I had to sort through a catch-all basket full of papers, cards and what not, before I could put a price tag on said basket. That basket was sitting on a nice wooden magazine rack. I had to sort through all that stuff, before pricing that rack. And so on.

I must have at least 20 pairs of shoes, and I'm not even a shoe fanatic. I'm easily influenced when I go shopping with my friends. The problem is a) I end up wearing the same couple of pairs over and over and b) I have bad feet/ankles so it's really hard to find a pair of shoes that agree with me. I culled through my closet and came up with seven pairs of shoes that I've only worn a couple of times or not at all. One pair I gave to a friend, another pair I decided to keep, and the other five I am going to sell. The majority look brand new.

Next up? My purses. Again, I had a lot of them. Again I wondered why. I am not a purse fanatic, either. Last spring I went shopping with a friend to Goodwill and came back with FOUR purses! I usually carry the same purse through all the seasons. Yeah. I'm not too fashionable! So, I gathered together four purses and a wallet to sell.

When we first hit the road, I brought along AT LEAST 100 paperbacks. But when we are in Arizona, we can use the library, and when we are in Northwestern Illinois I use my friend's library card. So there isn't many months that we are without a library. Why am I carrying all these books around? Well, besides the fact that I absolutely LOVE books. So, I went through all the books, and only kept the ones I really, TRULY, wanted. I bet I have 50 books to sell.

Along with a couple of tables, and other miscellaneous items, I hope everything sells.
We recycle furniture here in the park. One couple bought a new kitchen set and put their old set outside for awhile. Then they decided to buy a new patio set and gave their old kitchen set to another couple. THAT couple had it outside of their house for two years. Now THEY bought a new patio set and just passed that old kitchen set to us to use outside. We have no place to store it, and when we leave here we'll either donate it to Goodwill or someone else can have it. But at least we now have a table to sit at outside.

I hope Jim will sit at our patio sale so I can ride around on my bike and check out the other sales. You know what they say - "One man's junk is another man's treasures." Besides, I have a lot of room now to put some new junk.

16 comments:

Pat said...

The post from here on out that will be know as "Nameless". Obviously I forgot to title this! LOL!

Noelle said...

i love that...more space to put new junk. isn't that the truth, too? every time i clean out the house and toss/donate/sell stuff, i always find new "stuff" to take its place!

f8hasit said...

Isn't it amazing the amount of things we end up with that we didn't even know we were accumulating?

I've been on a organization get rid of stuff kick myself...and then I got on ebay and bought more stuff. Ah, a vicious circle...
:-)

Good luck at the sale!

Gail said...

Yes, I know the feeling, empty spots must be filled!

Good job, I have been trying to donate my stuff for a year now and have things down, ALMOST, to a managable pile.

Good luck, with your proceeds you can buy more stuff.

wenn said...

that's an interesting activity..

SquirrelQueen said...

I've got a big pile of stuff to take to Goodwill, then I can buy more 'stuff' to take its place. It's a never ending cycle!

Rae said...

We do the rummage sale routine every year. I clean out junk and vow never to replace it, then the next year I have even more junk to get rid of. I think it multiplies on its own. Good Luck with your sale.

KaLynn said...

I love 'treasure huntin'!

otin said...

LOL! Selling your junk to make room for other people's junk!

Nancy said...

When we moved from a big house to our small condo, I thought I would really miss all my things in storage. Now all that stuff, with a few exceptions, doesn't feel needed or wanted, for that matter. I still like two purses, one for winter, one for summer, but like you, probably only wear three pairs of shoes. We aren't going to big fancy work-related dinners anymore, and our friends are quite casual. So fancy clothes are not needed. When it gets right down to it - there is very little that we "need."

Careful on that bicycle tour! Tell yourself you can only bring back what you can carry while your riding. Ha.

Snowflake said...

I found the best way to approach the patio sales....take no cash!!! Hope you were able to get rid of your treasures so you can replace them with new treasures!!!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Pat - you are one funny, crazy lady. Now how about a little impulse control on that bike ride. After all that hard work 'culling', you don't want to smother yourself in more stuff, do you?

Valerie said...

Pat, I love reading your posts, you are sooo funny. And it's all so true, I've recently had a clear out and still can't find room for for much else. I'm a 'just in case' person. It usually pays off ... several years later... grins.

Straitjackets are Slimming said...

Books are so hard to get rid of! Well, for me, everything is hard to let go of...you never know, you might miss it.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I love yard sales. Ron and I used to make the circuit every Saturday to see who had something that we just couldn't live without.

Sunny said...

One weekend I have a yard sale, the next weekend I go to a yard sale...what is my problem!!
I've had four sales this year and still have a bunch of 'stuff'. I think it reproduces in the basement overnight!
Sunny :)