One of my neighbors was talking about getting rid of some planters and clay pots that have been sitting on the side of her house for a while. She said her husband was going to throw them out if nobody wanted them. I have no idea if that meant the trash of the thrift store, but I went and picked them up… just in case.
It’s amazing how much money is sitting around our house or garage, valued in stuff we’re not using. My friends Jason and Carrie are going to Uganda and were collecting stuff for a yard sale fundraiser. I had just given a lot of my stuff to another fundraiser like this, but surprisingly I still had much more to give. Much of it will be posted on my daily-get-rid-of-one-thing blog posts.
Here’s Carrie on the Whirly Wheel I gave them. I didn’t buy this, a friend from church gave it to me, remembering I blogged about this being one of my favorite childhood toys. My kids an I played with it for a couple of weeks and passed it on to the fundraiser.
Here’s Jason with a lamp I’ve had sitting around the house, never being used. Again, I didn’t buy it. A lady from church donated it back when we had office space to use stuff like this. It’s being passed on for a great cause!
You can read about their yard sale here. They raised over $2,000! I’m going to make a few more passes through the house and garage. I’ve downsized a lot, but I still have some stuff laying around that can go. Less stuff is less stress. I can be much more toward the minimalist, yet keep a good balance.