Monday, May 24, 2010

Rummage Sale

We went through our toys again yesterday. I've got at least 8 totes full of toys that have been banished to the basement. Most are wonderful toys, just too many for four kids to play with. I'm thinking of having a rummage sale this week. Never had one before, but the kids are off Friday and I'm thinking it would be best if we did it without Mommy around. Seems she's one of "those" people that gets so attached to something for sentimental reasons that she never wants to get rid of anything. So the toys are banished to the basement. I've got so much stuff that I would love to get rid of. A guitar, a harp, knick-knacks galore, and I'd love to get rid of a few of our New York sized Christmas village that has remained banished for 8 years and will probably never make another New York size appearance. My kids helped to sort through toys yesterday and they really weren't interested in much of anything.

Makes me wonder how we got so much stuff? I'm sure it has something to do with the old dieting adage: Eat less, move more! We gain more and more stuff, but never rid ourselves of anything! I'm sure our house has gained at less 500 pounds of stuff since we've moved in 10 years ago. I'll attempt to thin it out a bit this week. I'm sure the kids would be a huge help, they're looking for some spending money for a trip to Disney around the 4th of July.

It has gotten extremely humid around here this week. I spent the early morning outside with the 1 yr old, but by 9:30 it was 85 and humid. Not sure where our Spring was this year. We've gone for having the heat on to running the air conditioner pretty quick this year.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A harp???

Peachy

Patrick said...

Cleaning out, the best part, when it is all gone. Sounds like you'll make it fun, if not profitable, for the kids. Now the question you didn't ask, what are you going to do with the extra space?

Oh Sew Good said...

I understand. I've moved so much which means declutter and yet, I manage to keep picking up even more stuff. What's up with that? Me thinks me wasn't quite so discerning when me bought same stuff. :)

Kathy said...

Yard sales are a great way to buy great toys but I'm afraid it's usually a buyer's market and they bring only a small fraction of what you paid for them when you are on the seller's end. I love buying kid's books that way. I'm having a problem deciding what to have in the house for the grandkids now that they are older. I have a television with cable and dvr in the play room, some cards for card games, and craft paper, scissors, glue, etc. I have a feeling they would love seven computers hooked up with lots of game downloads!!!

Blue~ said...

That one year old is to cute for his own good lol

Anonymous said...

Grandpa and I will be in town Friday....maybe we should stop by your Rummage sale....or maybe not. Check with Auntie Katie to see if she's looking for any toys. You may have a treasure that she's looking for!

MIL

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

Oh, oh, oh -- a HARP? GUITAR??? We've been to 2 weddings so far this year and both have had harps! I said to my kids that I want a harp!! LOL So pretty! Too bad you live so far away...tell me when the garage sale is!! :)
D