Total items out of the house: 249/365
Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten rid of a lot of things – some of them pretty pricy. I was able to sell our old Kitchen Aid stand mixer on Craigslist for $75, and an old bike trainer (the kind you prop your back wheel on and it provides resistance) for $25, and a tap-a-draft system. I also sold one of the Japanese learning games on Amazon. We netted about $200 over the last two weeks before the holiday weekend.
I also found someone on freecycle that was looking for old towels and cat beds to foster kittens. I had a pile of them waiting to figure out how to donate to the local animal shelter, but this is just as good. She picked them up this morning.
I also have a small list of items that I want to list on Amazon (but haven’t yet), and others that will go to freecycle (or the trash). We also have a box of china (a full set with serving pieces) that Dad was given when a great aunt passed away. He’d never used it, and we already have other china that we like (and sometimes use). It’s worth something though, I just need to take it out of the storage closet in the basement, unwrap all the pieces and figure out what we have. The pattern sells pretty well on replacements.com, but I’m not sure I want to deal with shipping all of that china to them – its’ current newspaper wrapping survived our move almost 5 years ago, but I don’t think it’ll stand up to a shipping company.
I’m slowly getting rid of things as I come across them in the basement – although not much has been done about removing that stupid carpet mastic.