Our community yard sale is April 10 and 11, 2015. I considered joining in this year. I absolutely hate yard sales. People like to negotiate price. I don't. If it is $2, then pay $2 instead of saying "I'll give you $1.25." It's a $50 item! Okay, fine, $1.25. "Thanks. Can you break a $20?" Aaaaahhhhhh!!
Once I was visiting a sister when they were holding a yard sale. The sign clearly said it started at 8:00 a.m. A guy rang their doorbell at 6:00 a.m.! They did not have their tables set up, but he saw something in their carport he wanted. Crazy bargain hunters stalking neighborhoods looking for old stuff. I just do not understand......
Since the notification of the dates, I read a particularly good blog about cleaning out the closet. [Sorry, I can't remember which blog.] Start by removing items of your favorite clothing. Then, add good, comfortable useful items (including seasonal clothing). Anything left that is not comfortable, old, disrepair, etc., you get rid of. Perhaps the article ended with keeping only 100 pieces of clothing. I'm not sure.
Anyway, I got the idea to give away 100 items, including old furniture. So, I sent out the word among the family first. I have a niece who is taking a coffee table, wing chair, and entryway piece. Yay! Next is an old, large, leather couch. That couch will be "free to a good home," probably listed on Craigslist. There is also a large, very heavy china cabinet we received from Jeff's parents. It is a beautiful piece, but it's too large for anywhere except a spot in the living room and we're going to put up shelves. I cannot imagine how anyone is going to haul that away.
I started sorting through cupboards and closets. It was easier than expected, like sorting through purses. Some I haven't used in years. So, the hunt continues as I add other items to the pile. I am not looking forward to the yard sale, but I am glad to declutter.