Here is a review of the yard sale that we had last Sunday and an update of our Operation Minimize Project.
Items that Sold
- 52 outfits and toys of Sam's- The proceeds will go into his college fund
- 4 Stereo wires
- 5 Cd's
- 23 Pops (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite and Sierra Mist)
- 2 Pieces of red cookware
- Bread Maker
- Portable Boombox
- 2 Bridal magazines from 2005/2006
- 6 Books (fiction and cookbooks)
- 2 Rolls of ribbons from our wedding
- 2 Drink containers
- 1 White bow
- Bridal Photo Holder
- Sterling silver ring
- 1st Generation iPod and charger
- Deck of cards
- Pack n' Play
- Baby Gate
- Key chain
- 7 Shot glasses (mostly Hard Rock Cafe)
|Before the sale with my ILs and Sam.|
|After the sale. I know that it doesn't look much different, |
but we were able to get rid of a bunch of stuff.
On Monday morning, I took another 3 bags to Goodwill which consisted of the following:
- Wool blanket
- 6 Sweaters
- 6 Pairs of jeans
- 1 Pair of pants
- 1 T-shirt
- 2 Ties
- 2 Belts
- 2 Sweatshirts
- 1 Wife beater shirt
- 30 Pairs of socks
Now, the trash stuff.
While going through our basement determining the items that would be included in the yard sale, I came across a lot of "bags of bags." These are gift bags from our wedding, bridal shower, baby shower and Sam's birthdays that I hadn't had the heart to throw away since they were so nice and I had hoped to reuse. Of course, there was no way that we would EVER reuse all of bags, so we just tossed them out. I bet there must have been at least 50 bags that were taking up valuable space in our basement. - 50 Items
Now they are GONE and good riddance.
I uncovered a few plastic bins that held scrapbook paper that was not fully utilized for our wedding. I must have thrown away 3/4 of that stuff- 40 Items
We also had a bin that was so filled with Christmas decorations that we NEVER use, that it had buckled. Getting rid of that stuff was very liberating- 56 Items
There were also about 35 boxes of things that were housing what we sold or donated. Also, 30+ hangers were on clothes that I removed before donating. I'm counting all those too.
I'm going to continue to go through the rest of the unsold items and take them to Goodwill and ARC in batches.
Also, trash day is tomorrow, so we are going to move all of our trash items to the corner in the morning. I just hope that the garbage man doesn't have a coronary when he sees all of our items.
1,031 Items have been removed from our home.
Here is the breakdown.
Sold- 214 Items (68 from the Consignment Sale)
Donated- 595 Items (which isn't even everything)
Given to Daycare- 6 Items
Snagged by Grandma- 1 Jacket