When our lives get busy, clutter piles up like nuts around here. September/October is kind of crazy for us. Five weeks of soccer (six games a week), lots of speaking stuff, and getting in the groove of school/homeschooling. I don’t (and sometimes can’t) take the time to keep things neat and make sure we’re not filling our home with junk.
I also need to be more careful at the thrift store. Almost our entire wardrobe (minus most socks/underwear +t-shirts with a cause) comes from there. But it’s super-easy for me to go looking for a pair of pants for Livi and find a cute Nike sweatshirt for Nina for $1.50 and shoes for Ava for $2.00 and another t-shirt for Nina for 50 cents and bring it all home.
Tonight after dinner Gabe went out on a Photo Walk, the girls were playing outside, and I forced myself to clean/purge for an hour. Dishes/sweeping/vacuuming/laundry and getting rid of NINE sweatshirts and FIVE pairs of shoes. All but a couple still fit. We just have waaaaay too many. Cute stuff for $1 is great, but I need to put a cap on it.
I’m hoping to have a little garage sale here on the blog this week or next (although it’s easier for me to just take pics on my phone, put them on Twitter/Facebook and do it that way–add me as a friend on FB or follow me on Twitter if you want in on the action).
For now, I’m getting rid of as many Blushing Bride/Changing Your World books as I can. (My closet is almost cleared of the book boxes for good!) If you want any, I’ll sell them to you for $2.00 each (+shipping). I want them GONE by Cambodia.
And you can have any of the following brand-new books for $5 each (+shipping):
A Positive Life, The Me Project, The Husband Project, The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby, How to Get a Job by Me the Boss. (Buy 1 of these, and I’ll toss in Blushing or Diapers for free.)
E-mail me with your book orders.
Questions for you:
1. Do you have too many sweatshirts/coats or s-h-o-e-s?
2. What else do you have too many of?