I love a New Year ... time to put the past in the past and move forward with a fresh new start.
So are you a New Year's resolution maker? I used to make resolutions only to break them within the month. This year though I'm doing it again... making a resolution; but hoping not to break it. My resolution this year is to simplify and de-clutter. We have too much stuff.
Now, Dear Hubby would probably argue that it's ME that has too much stuff, and I would say it's HE that has too much stuff... so I'm doing the agreeing for the both of us (I'm good at that) and coming right out of the gate and placing it on the both of us equally... WE have too much stuff. Over 34 years worth of married life accumulations ... lived in six different houses, different hobbies and crafts, likes and dislikes, the latest gadgets, old antiques, sentimental things, 3 kids that didn't take all their stuff when they left home, 2 kids that came back home with more stuff, 1 that left again but still left stuff behind, stuff, stuff , stuff .... my house just has too much stuff!
Wish US luck on keeping the resolution. By time the snow goes this spring I should have a pile of stuff for a HUGE rummage sale... if I have one. I'm just not a fan of organizing one. I know I could donate a load or many loads of stuff to goodwill; but ... times are tough and if I can get a buck or two from everything ~ I think I'm going to try that route first. I might even consider doing some stuff with eBay ~ I know my sister did that before she moved ~ selling on there ... I'll have to give her a call and see if it's worth the bother. Or ... maybe we should just have a big auction and do it that way. I just don't know how to get started on getting rid of all the stuff.
But ... come hell or high water ... I am not breaking this resolution! The stuff is getting a good going through and has to have a pretty good reason to stay.
Any suggestions on how to get started and finding a happy ending to all this stuff??
Wish me luck.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.