Friday, February 27, 2015

Crossing the 400 Mark!



It's Friday again, time for our weekly check in on the efforts to purge 2,015 items from our home. Thanks to a new technique, the grand total of items gone is 409!  An increase of more than 100 items in a week.  What is that new technique?  Pile stuff in boxes, call Travis at Wise Owl Auctions, and greet him with a smile when he shows up to cart it all off.  This week it will be sorted, photographed, and put up for auction on-line.  He'll handle questions, packing, pick-up, and take a cut of the proceeds.  We'll receive a share of the sales price, and it is far easier than selling this and that on Ebay.  No search for a box, no trek to the post office. We'll reserve Ebay for higher priced items.  For now, batches of smaller miscellaneous items will be handed off to Travis and his team!  The flip side of donating items was to recycle stacks and stacks of personal papers.  Most were items I had inherited from my parents' home.  Far to numerous to keep, I enjoyed a final look and put them in the recycle bin.  Old cards, obituaries of their friends, report cards from the 1950s and 60s.  Slowly the piles are being reduced in size.  Some I will mail to relatives, a few that are special to me will be framed and enjoyed, the rest my husband added to the recycle bin for this week's collection.

How go your efforts to be more frugal in 2015?  I'd love to hear about your stories.  Post a comment, share and inspire!

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