SOooooo...this weekend we began packing and moving all of the garage sale stuff down to the basement.
This is the pile of stuff in the basement for our "eventual" garage sale. Those 7 Bankers Boxes are STUFFED full.
This is the pile in the dining room which still has to be "packed up" and moved downstairs.
This is the pile in the guest room which still has to be moved to the basement.
AND, WE HAVE NOT EVEN PURGED THROUGH ONE QUARTER OF OUR HOME! CRAZY!! I am sincerely beginning to think that the Tiny House Folks have the right idea. All of this stuff has cluttered up our closets and rooms and we have really not NEEDED any of it! Time for it to go!!!
Currently, Ebay has a Free Listing promotion going on. So this weekend I pulled out items that I thought had a good chance of selling and listed them. To keep them separate from the "garage sale" piles, I used our now empty guest bed for my Ebay staging area.
During our search through the house we also came upon my four high school yearbooks, Dear Hubby's high school graduating year book, along with his college graduating yearbook. I had read on a blog that Classmates.com gives gift cards as a thank you for sending in your yearbooks for them to scan. So I did a bit of research on their website and found that they already had a copy of Hubby's high school year book...but the rest of the yearbooks were still not in the system. So I contacted them, filled out an online form, and they sent me a box and paid shipping to mail away the first two of my yearbooks. They said it would take about six weeks to process completely before my books would be returned to me. Today I hope to fill out the online form to mail my next two yearbooks and Hubby's one yearbook. Right now "every little bit helps" around here and if the gift cards (should I receive any) do not have an expiration date I will put them away for "emergency" use. Of note...the yearbooks must be OWNED by you...not just a yearbook you pick up at a garage sale.
Today, Monday, has also been a GREAT freebie day! I am a member of Pinchme.com. Pinchme is a site where you can request samples every month. The samples are based on your profile of likes and dislikes. You can earn points by giving reviews, watching videos and referring friends. This month I received a free sample of Gevalia coffee (YUMMY), a hair cleanser that will remove styling products from your hair without damage, Garnier Fructis shampoo, condition and moisture replenishing treatment and a bottle of Sinful Colors Professional nail polish. I will see if K would like the nail polish as silver is really not my color, lol. Though it is GORGEOUS in the bottle, I think I am a bit OLD for the color. Then again, maybe it is just what I need to give a little umph to my style! If you would like to join Pinchme, please email me and I will refer you. I get points for each referral, and we can ALL use a bit more free in our lives!
Well, I'm headed downstairs to eat some lunch and clean up a bit in the kitchen. Have a wonderful, frugal, day!