Okay do you remember where I spoke about having too much stuff? I am blown away at how much stuff I truly do have! So about a month ago we got news we would be moving due to my husband's job. It has been about four years since we have moved anywhere and its amazing at how much has been accumulated in that time frame. I decided this month that I would spend trying to clear the clutter before taking the ceremonial moving step and taping a cardboard box and coming to terms with packing everything I own.
Now you might be saying, but ahhh just throw it in a box Kerri, who cares about how you pack. Well I could do that, but then the move takes twice as long to accomplish
and then there is the unpacking on the other side. I have done quite a few moves in my time and this time I truly want to be organized. I want to pack the items I truly want in my life. The things I do not are either recycled, trashed, or given away to people. We had a garage sale a couple of weeks ago and I realized why I haven't done a sale since 2007. It is a lot easier to just give it away!!! I had a girlfriend who wished me luck because she said she was done with the haggling and being petty over small items. Overall it was a good sale and we were able to get rid of things. HOWEVER...you had to know that was coming! However, there was a gal who was bound and determined to get a brand new maternity gown for a dollar less. I finally sold her the item, but in all honesty I wish I hadn't. She was that snooty I could have gotten it cheaper at such and such store kind of person. What a pain and I seriously feel sorry for the kid she is going to have.
No I'm not sorry I just said that either. This is the truth blog so I will go ahead and admit it. Some people were not meant to be parents I don't think. Anyway, back to my move. Since we plan to go galavanting across the country I want to get rid of items. Yes, I have been giving things away free on a website I'm a member of. Well problems crop up on that site too. People want you to drive here or there for them to get something free or even worse never show up at the agreed location. One gal who failed to show up wanted another item I had posted and I politely told her that I was planning to give it to the next gal in line on the forum. She was upset about it and I told her I had held the first item for three days and she failed to come pick it up. Seriously, why would I waste my time in trying to give her another item? So there you go. My horror stories about giving away something for free. I do think that when the times come, I'll just make a large run to Goodwill, but I had wanted to give to people in need first. Why does that have to be so difficult?!?