We've had some beastly weather the last few days so I'm glad the other does didn't deliver during those squalls. Soon, I hope.
The sorting continues for our upcoming garage sale. I'll have pictures Monday.
The neighborhood is having a group sale the following weekend. Considering how much stuff I have, I'll probably throw in with them as well. It'll all depend on the weather. I know at least this weekend will be dry.
We have furniture: beds, tables (different sizes), sideboards (yes, more than one), lamps, mirrors. Most of these things are antiques which makes them more solid than the new stuff you see today.
I have enough decor that I can group them by civilization. So far, I've found Oriental, Aztec, English, and Egyptian. We've got paintings, prints, sculpture, and ceramics.
Housewares: Holy moly! How did we end up with so many pieces of housewares? I think as we kept buying higher end stuff, the older stuff got stored and they had babies. Isn't that what happens in dark boxes?
Clothes: All of them Greg's. I've found three boxes of his jeans. I can guarantee you they're all in mint condition. Some still have tags.
Art equipment: If clothes are Greg's impulse buys, art supplies are mine. I have at least three easels, one custom-made and heavy. There are also a few crafty things that I'm sure will go quickly.
Tools and yard machines: Lawnmowers, chainsaws, etcetera, etcetera.
Bedding: I've downsized so that I only keep one set of sheets on the bed and one set as a spare. The rest have to go.
Books: Paper and audio. It's sad. Books hardly ever sell at garage sales--unless someone like me comes along. I'll probably have to donate them when the sale is over.
I found other things that will probably go on Ebay because they're too specific for the general public. Like our climbing gear. We'll likely never go rock climbing again and this stuff was expensive. Made me feel nostalgic when I found it. I loved rock climbing.
It's kind of creepy to discover we had so much stuff in storage.
Have you ever emptied out a closet or drawer and gasped at how much you've kept? When was the last time you performed a purge?
No matter how this garage sale turns out, I know I'll feel better getting rid of all this stuff. Time for someone else to love it.