Monday, April 02, 2012
I managed to get to go to IKEA yesterday which was a relief although I didn't find many organizational items. It was no where near as busy as it is on Saturday, but still was NOT a ghost town by no means either.
I really wanted to get my son a new bookcase to go in his room, but didn't have the room to put it in the car or to get it by myself. I somehow ended up spending more than $50 though while I was there, but I bought myself some picture ledges and picture frames so I can FINALLY put some family pictures up in my bedroom. I have such a small home that there is literally no where to put family pictures anywhere, so I decided to go with this as an option in my bedroom.
Before I left, I tried to help my daughter, who has the most cluttered room in our house, get her bedroom straightened out a little bit, and in the process now have a huge pile of things that I've got to try to sell sitting in my bedroom. Can I say upfront that I am very tired and worn out from selling or trying to sell items? The next church consignment sales won't be until September so I don't want to just sit on all these items until then, so I've got to clean, take pictures, write up information about each item, and then attempt to sell them.
I know it would probably be easier to take this stuff to Good Will or the Salvation Army, but try to bring in some extra bucks here and there from unwanted items to help with bills and also to give to the kids for being willing to give up unwanted items that they no longer use.
I'm a little frustrated because I asked for the items before Christmas that my daughter decided to get rid of yesterday since it would be easier to sell them when everyone is looking for Christmas gifts for their children. The same thing happened with items from my son, LOL. I told them that they would get the money if anything sold, but now I'm stuck with lots of toys and "stuff" in my bedroom with no where to put them!
These are items that they never use, so I'm not trying to sell items that they love and use. They literally just gather dust and they have no interest in them. I told them that they could buy replacement items (such as electronic books for a Kindle, video games, etc. that don't take up a lot of room, but that they enjoy a lot right now).
Well now I have them, but not at a good time to sell, LOL! I also have things on my carport that I have to sell that came from the shed that my husband wants me to sell (thought I was almost done with the shed stuff too). Sigh........
I've got to clean out my coupon box of expired coupons sometime this week and file the new coupons I got in yesterday's paper. I've got to organize the new items I bought at Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo in my kitchen cabinets and pantry (need to number them so the oldest gets used first that are already in there), so lots of work ahead for me.