Sunday, September 30, 2007

Purge Cycle #1

Well, we had a yard sale this past Saturday. I'm sure our first of many as we get ready to move. We collected an assortment of things from our home to prepare for this sale over the past month. And when I say "assortment", I mean anything in the house we could grab that we don't want to have to pack or move. This is what our living room and dining room looked like the week before the event:

How did we collect all of this stuff? How did we fit all of this in our house? Why does it feel like we haven't made a dent into anything? Truly, these are the mysteries of life.

Somehow we managed to get it all set up and ready to go before Brian had his coffee Saturday morning. About halfway through the yard sale I realized, "Hey! I've got a blog now! Where is my camera?" So here is most of our stuff set up and ready to be bought, to be shipped off to Salvation Army, or to be placed back into our basement to wait for the next purge cycle.

And what did we do with Marion during this crazy Saturday morning? Why, we locked her in toddler prison with a friend, some toys, and a pumpkin!

She had fun, trust me. She had even more fun when Grammie showed up to play with her! After all was said and done, I think we managed to sell almost half of our stuff. The other half was either donated to Salvation Army or packed away to await the next yard sale, most likely in the spring.

So, stay tuned for our spring moving/block yard sale. Something tells me it'll be a big one!

1 comment:

globalclarkes said...

Aren't yard sales fun?! No matter how much we sold, gave away, or donated it seemed that our stuff kept multiplying. I truly don't understand how it all collects and disappears into a house. We'll just have to try not to forget this lesson when we settle down and stop moving every few years, eh?