Monday, August 22, 2011

Too Tired to Type

Excuse the alliteration (T...T...T...T) - couldn't resist :)

I am sorry I haven't been posting again, but I am really tired.  For the past 5 days, Elizabeth and I have been preparing for our HUGE GARAGE SALE.  We are going to go all out on Saturday and Sunday and try to get rid of 7 years (probably more) of accumulated (much loved) junk. 

We have toys (that the children have owned since birth) clothes that I have owned since then and books, games, puzzles, etc, etc, etc.  It is going to be massive; but of course it all needs sorting, pricing and getting ready for the 2 day push.

Whatever isn't sold is going to be donated to charity, so on Monday or Tuesday next week, I will have a far emptier house.  We are long overdue for a serious declutter.

I have also realised that I hate fashion.  In the 'good old days' one would buy new clothes when the old ones wore out - then some 'idiot' invented fashion.  Now each season we are convinced to trade in perfectly good clothes for new colours and styles, when the old ones were just as good.  So my new motto is - I am going to keep my comfortable, good clothes and if I buy something new, I am getting rid of something old - instead of keeping it because it is still good.

I will take some photos soon of all our stuff and send you all some pictures from the sale days, but in the meantime forgive me as I wade through our possessions.

1 comment:

darlin said...

Good for you Beverly to be ridding yourself of excessive things you no longer use. I'm almost at that point in my life as well. I tried the buy one item of clothing and part with one article of clothing, it lasted maybe one month. I also detest fashion, I buy what I'm comfortable in for my daily wear, if it's not comfortable I don't want it and I don't care what color is in, I buy what catches my fancy and what suits me best. It's just on special occasions that the new dress is required, then it's fun to shop... sometimes that is!

I hope your sale goes over well, and what a fantastic idea to donate whatever is left to charity! You have such a kind heart my friend.

Take care.