Some of you have been following along on my downsizing efforts (and I'm enjoying following some of yours). Well, something came to my attention late last week, and I realized I have something to fit both a Year Of Projects post and a downsizing post today.
I just got word this past week that a rummage sale is scheduled for next weekend to help raise funds for a little 8 year-old boy who has been fighting Leukemia since just before turning 2. While I don't know the child or his family personally, he has been on our radar for years now, and other than pray for him and his family, nothing has come across my path that I could put legs (or hands) to to help. But when I heard about the upcoming rummage sale, I immediate recognized that instead of taking things I'm getting rid of to a thrift shop, I can donate them to the sale. The sale is next Saturday, so I don't have very long to come up with much, but this motivates me to concentrate on clearing out more stuff this week.
The reason I'm sharing this information here on my YOP update, is that it dawned on me I could donate some hand-crafted items along with household items we're going through. Now, if you've been reading here for any length of time, you probably know I have dozens of knitted dish/wash cloths at the ready, right? So I pulled some together in sets of three and put (what I hope are fun) labels on them and will box them up for the sale with other donate-able items.
It's a win-win. I enjoyed making these simple cloths. I get to move them out - and for a worthy cause, no less. And hopefully they'll bring a few dollars to the sale, and maybe they'll even make gifts for others.
I don't have much time, but this week I'm going through closets and cupboards to see what I can unearth to donate. What better motivation to "de-junque" than when hoping it can benefit someone else. I'll plan to post about my efforts in a downsizing post later in the week.
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