Friday, February 20, 2009

More Purging ahead

I am feeling so cluttered lately. I have a humongous yard sale pile. It is growing by leaps and bounds, but this weekend I am determined to grow it even more. Last summer I went around my neighborhood and handed out fliers. We live on a circle type street so I thought it would be cool to have a "block" yard sale. So I advertised to my neighbors the date I picked and took care of all the advertising. I announced it in our paper and bulletin board and put up signs on all sides of our entrance. It was a huge success. A ton of my neighbors participated and the traffic was astounding.

Last week I was taking my kids for a stroll around the block and 2 different neighbors asked if I was going to have the block yard sale again. They were already looking forward to it so I assured them that yes I we will be doing it again. I expect this year will be an even bigger success.

This is one of those rare Saturdays that we do not have anything planned. So I am planning on purging and decluttering and sprucing up the home front. It feels good not only unload the burden of debt but also the clutter in my home. I am looking forward to having a clean start to a new and less cluttered life in general. I am really trying to let go of feeling like "stuff" is needed. Perhaps I will share some pics too :)

So are you planning to have yard sales, or have a purging weekend anytime soon?

1 comment:

  1. It is a great idea to have a neighborhood sale. We are also trying to get more organized and live with less. Lately, I have been wondering how did we end up with so much stuff? I managed to clean out a closet last weekend and will be organizing more this weekend. Plus it has been snowing for hours and the news reports are stating we are going to have 8 inches before it is all through. A great day to stay home and organize.