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Cleaning Up and Cleaning Out

Posted by Kristen on August 8, 2009 at 8:00 PM in Budget livingDecluttering
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We have been really busy this week, cleaning things up and looking for ways to simplify our lives. That includes putting unused things on craigslist. You really can't beat the concept of putting a picture of something on the internet and then giving a complete stranger your home address so they can come to your house at 11:00 pm and ask if you will take $100 for that treadmill that they said they would purchase for $300.

In our house, it is a feat of nature for anyone to part with anything. You never know when you are going to need that set of golf clubs that haven't been used in the entire seven years I have known you. Maybe, just one day, I might want to golf. So recently when a dear friend gave us two sets of loft beds, I got nervous. I know you can't imagine why. I'm sure I'm overreacting about the five times I have gone to the emergency room. But tonight we decided that perhaps we were at least four more years out for the little one to sleep in a loft so we should get rid of one of the beds. I whipped out my camera to take the obligatory photo for the ad. The camera was handy because I had just been taking pictures of the boys playing nicely. I wanted to have a memory on paper of that moment since I had spent the better part of the afternoon screaming at them for beating each other with a plastic pump that I kept taking away from them and hiding.

My husband grabbed my hand as I went off to the computer.

"Be sure you post the picture of the BED on craigslist and the picture of the KIDS on Supersisters."

I think he was joking though I really can't be sure.

2 Comments

Elizabeth writes...

Funny post...it must be a real party at your house.

Although my only child is grown, I have new friends with young children now after my recent move to another country and as darling as they are, I'm really glad that I had my daughter when I had the kind of mommy energy and focus needed to stay sane during her early years.

I couldn't do now!

Mary Ellen writes...

I'm had great luck with craigslist. I always end up liking the people terribly and giving the stuff for almost free. :)

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