Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Getting Rid Of Stuff

The spring weather that we'd had the past few days left me in a mood for spring cleaning and for having a garage sale.

There are piles all over my house of things that are too nice to throw away. Furniture from Ikea that has been displaced by stuff made from real wood. Yarn too unloved to do anything with. Kitchen gizmos that never lived up to their promise. Books that need new homes. Clothes that I don't wear any more. All that kind of stuff.

Ideally I'd be able to get myself into a mood where I could donate it all to Goodwill and then be done with it.

Of course the reality of having a garage sale sucks, and my time is worth far more than what I'd make.

Then I was thinking of having a self-service honor system garage sale.

The lightweight stuff could be mailed to random unsuspecting people.

Want to bet that the piles in the basement are just going to grow?