Saturday, May 24, 2008

Playing catch up

Who knew life could be so busy when you're not at work and school is out?!?!?!

I spent all day Wednesday going through 6, count'em 6, 30-gallon Rubbermaid containers of the kiddo's old clothes. Yes, my child has 2 grandparents that buy an obscene amount of clothes for the one and only Granddaughter...it's sickening how many things that were only worn once or (gulp) still had tags on it. I sorted them into the following categories:
  • Things that were gender neutral that the munchkin could also wear
  • Things that were in good condition, name brand, etc. that could go to consignment
  • Things that had sentimental value that I wanted to keep (i.e. the kiddo's coming home from the hospital outfit, 1st Christmas dress, Christening gown, etc.)
  • Things that didn't fit into the above categories that would be sold at an upcoming garage sale or be given to Purple Heart, Goodwill, NAM, or other charity

Then, I washed the stuff going to consignment and even ironed it. It was totally worth it, because about 3/4 of the stuff in the 2 Rubbermaid bins did get taken by the consignment shop. Woohoo! There's also a small amount of stuff that is going on E-bay...mostly the classic pooh bedding and room decor from the kiddo's nursery. I am also going to be selling our china on Ebay...we only had 4 place settings and the set has been discontinued. Oh well! Let's just say that I am on quest to get rid of anything and everything that we don't need that is cluttering up the new house. I wanted to do all this before we moved, but between work, school and just being pregnant and tired, I didn't have time.

We also worked with the Realtor to finally get the old house in the hood on the market. Keep your fingers crossed that it gets sold in a reasonable amount of time! :-) I wanna buy some new furniture for the house, but refuse to purchase with anything other than cash (thank you Dave Ramsey!).

I am happy to say that I did get to spend time hanging out too. I've been taking the kiddo to the neighborhood pool for some mommy/daughter time this weekend and we've hung out in the backyard, made cookies, etc.

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!

4 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Wishing you a fast sale and new furntiture - stat!

K said...

Dave's the man!!

MOF said...

You definitely got more accomplished than I did! I'm gonna check out Ebay to sell some of our stuff too ala Dave Ramsey.

Viv said...

Wow, busy bee! I know a great lil kiddos cosignment shop in The Woodlands. It is on Woodlands Parkway. check out Craigslist to see things too. No fee for listing and I have had great luck with that site. Glad you and the older kiddo are sharing some quality time together.

Good luck with a quick sale on the house.