Thursday, October 18, 2007

Clutter For Sale

Since moving in a few truckloads of stuff into our new home, I have felt the need to eliminate anything that we don't use regularly, or don't need to save for very important personal reasons. There are things that 'might' come in handy one day, or aren't necessarily useless, but still it is better to get rid of them any way we can... to free up space, improve our feng shui, and maybe make someone else happy in the process. At our last house I collected a bunch of coffee bean bags (the kind used to ship to-be-roasted beans from other countries). They had some pretty decorative logos, etc. on them, and I hung some up on the walls of our breezeway. We no longer have a breezeway (a.k.a. "room to build up huge amounts of clutter"... at least in our case), and I listed them on CraigsList... within less than a day I got a call and the lady is coming to get them tonight... and she's "so excited"! So am I, because now I don't have to figure out where to store them, and I get $20.. and she can use them to make throw pillows for her window seat.

It's like having a garage sale without having a garage sale... just list it, it's free (for most cities) and easy and efficient. We also have our old range hood listed, and easily got rid of the old dishwasher (free). I am very anti-clutter right now, especially with a little one who wants to destroy everything she touches. Craig didn't pay me anything to say this either... I was just having an I Love CraigsList moment that I wanted to share.

2 comments:

Katie said...

I just sold my first item on craigslist :) I put some mirrors that were in the house when we moved in on there and our old appliances are on there too. Thought you would be happy to know the joy is spreading...

Hazeka said...

Great work.