Well, it looks like I won’t be having that garage sale this weekend. I did sweat and grunt and declutter and grumble this morning, and even went so far as to park the Suburban on the driveway and set up tables in the garage.
But alas, as some other things are weighing heavily on my mind (two upcoming speaking engagements), I decided I would put off the garage sale for another weekend or two and take advantage of this quiet time at home. Then, this Saturday, when the house is far from quiet, I’ll continue prepping for the sale.
And the fact that I’ve come to love parking in the garage over the past year will (hopefully) be motivation to not procrastinate any longer than absolutely necessary in getting the garage sale over with.
I must say, I’m proud of what I did this morning.
What I did was only possible because of what I’ve done over the past almost-three-years of my deslobification process.
I’ve decluttered. Like crazy. So now, even though there’s still a seemingly endless supply of clutter . . . I’ve actually been able to almost completely empty several cabinets in my gameroom.
For the girl who used to consider it a success when she pared down her stuff to the point where cabinet doors could shut . . . this is big.
Empty cabinets? Who ever heard of such a thing?
It turns out, as you declutter a space that contains only things you couldn’t bear to part with the last time you decluttered it (but that you haven’t used and hadn’t remembered you kept), parting is much easier.
My goal now? Use these empty cabinets for things that need a home. Things that haven’t had a “spot” before.
And hey, one big advantage of planning a garage sale is that it motivates me to tackle cabinets like this one. If I’m going to go through the hassle, I want to be sure that every last long-forgotten cabinet has been opened and every last totally-unnecessary-in-our-house-but-maybe-someone-else-will-pay-a-dollar-for-it item has been uncovered.