The Neighborhood we live in is having a Community Garage Sale in May. This is the 2nd year for it. I was amazed last year at how many people were having Garage Sales and how many people were in the Neighborhood for it. So I decided we are going to have a Garage Sale!!! I have been thinning out and sorting for weeks. If I don't like it anymore or don't use it anymore or don't have a place for it or it doesn't go with my current style of decorating....it's going in the Garage Sale!!
Now here is the hard part.....trying to get the Hubs to part with his belongings. He is a major pack rat and throws away NOTHING and keeps stuff "because you never know when you are going to need it". I can see the logic but believe me he is in the excess line here! Example: When his socks and T Shirts become worn and it's time for new ones, he likes to save them for rags. Great Idea... right? NO! Not when you have 3 tall kitchen FULL of old socks and T Shirts in the basement. And he never uses them for ANYTHING!
After some major talking, lecturing, harping and begging. He has agreed to go through some of his stuff and put it in the Garage Sale pile. This is major folks!!! Today we are going through his boxes of VHS tapes to see which ones he can part with. We are also going through his closets and drawers and thin out some of his clothing. We might even try to go through some of his boxes of books. (that is a last minute add on. We'll see how that goes.)
Wish me luck!