Motivated by a rummage sale (this weekend) to benefit a little boy named Riley who has leukemia, I took a different kind of pass through the house. Rather than focus on one area, or room, or category of items, I just took a sweep through the house and going through cupboards and drawers I found several box fulls of stuff to donate:
Some Christmas tins and stuff:
A few decor items:
Some crafty stuff:
And I repackaged the dishcloths I showed on Sunday. I actually love these fun little jelly rolls and I was able to use the same labels (just trimmed down a bit):
There are some odds and ends (and some books) that didn't get photographed. Also not pictured is an area rug I've had rolled up and stored in my closet. I used to put it down in the living room on the hardwood floor during the winter months, but I haven't done that in at least five years. It's in good condition, but it's a bit old fashioned - which is probably why it didn't sell when we put in into a garage sale of our own a few years ago. I came across a tutorial online yesterday about overdyeing rugs, and it might just be a great candidate. If I end up having to go back and pick it up after the rummage sale, maybe I'll try that come spring. Or maybe I'll just donate it to the salvage store... Or let AmVets come and get it - that's what's happening to anything left over after the sale that people don't take back home.
Oh, and we decided to take over a twin-size headboard. None of our sons wanted it, and I'm not sure it's what I'd want to use if we ever got another twin size bed here for guests, so maybe it can help Riley out in some small way.
So... while my rummage sale inspired decluttering this week didn't produce a huge amount of stuff, I feel pretty good about it - both in removing more items from my house, and thinking the items are decent contributions to the sale.
Another thing I feel good about is that this last pass through the house resulted in some clarity about what to do next.
And that may be fodder for an upcoming post.
Stay tuned. :)