Posted by Dani Gurrie in Blog on Wed, Dec 28, 2011
We hadn’t even taken the boxes out of the living room and my kids were bringing items downstairs for our “Sell Pile”. Oh yeah, I have a sell pile. It’s permanent. It actually has nothing directly to do with the Christmas holidays.
Thankfully, my kids have grown up with this mentality. My sister, Devon and I have spent many years hauling things out in front of our houses, or traipsing to huge multi-family yard sales (there’s a great one with the City of Gaithersburg), or constantly listing things on eBay and Craigslist all in that constant quest for “de-cluttering”. She’s so good at it, in fact, that she now works for an organizational/de-cluttering company!! (She IS good – and I can get you a great “favor to a sister rate”!!)
There is something so cleansing about getting rid of the “stuff”…and most of the “stuff” I find around the house is random – like the stuff kids get at birthday parties (I could start my own version of Oriental Trading, I swear!) I promise that this year, I will think before I stuff those goody bags for the kids – although at this year’s Egg Hunt, I’ll have to cross my fingers!!
My mom and I cleaned out Brodie’s room this weekend to make room and I collected 2 bags of “stuff” and 1 bag of garbage…and it’s not like she’s a 6-year old hoarder with garbage piled to the ceiling – it’s more like coloring, doodling, papers from school garbage that had to go. Plus, although I clean out her closet regularly for clothes that don’t fit…I don’t often clean it out for stuff she just doesn’t wear…but I did that this weekend. And now, we have a whole bag of clothes to try to first sell and then donate.
So I am feeling better – I figure if I can continue on this path then by Spring I won’t have too much cleaning to do!!
Oh, and did I mention? You can sell your “stuff” for free right here at Tots2Tweens…check out our classifieds…all you need to do is register and post away – no limit – no fees!!
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About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.