It makes sense that if I finish the school year at the end of August, I would do my spring cleaning in September. I can only pray that people will still be interested in shopping a yard sale in autumn!
We are doing a major purge, clearing out more that we have before. Actually, I have only done two garage sales in my 13 years of marriage, so it isn’t difficult to top my past efforts.
I am getting rid of my stash of Pampered Chef and other kitchen products. All that alone opens up a lot of space, I am ashamed to say. It certainly explains why being a consultant was such an abysmal financial endeavor for us!
I hope to move more quickly through the house than I did today through the garage, though. I found the old scrapbooks and photo albums of the kids when they were little. Major derailment ensued as we strolled down memory lane. I showed them my own yearbooks and I have some old things from my time in Korea. I even let my girl try on the traditional dress that used to belong to me when I was her age.
It feels good lightening the burden of stuff we have accumulated!