Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saying Goodbye

My husband and I are working on getting our house decluttered. Trying to take a look at your items through fresh eyes to decide if you really need them or not seems easy. You have your criteria;

Is it functional for our CURRENT lifestyle? - No
Do I need to repair it in any way? - Yes
Could I repurpose it to work in our CURRENT lifestyle? - No

So why is it so hard to give stuff up? The toy chest pictured above my husband has had since he was a little kid. It's been used by his kids for the past fourteen years. Of those fourteen years the past two it's been used to pile stuff on top of (not in) it. Hubby decided it was time for it to find a new home where it would be used as it was intended. We thought about recovering the seat and fixing one of the hinges and then just decided to let it go "as is".

We posted it on Craigslist and a lovely woman came today and picked it up. It's for her autistic nephew. She plans to recover the top and fix the hinge and we hope he loves it.


Celtic Sprite Seeking Knowledge said...

"Win Win" situations always leave you with a great feeling. :)

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LiteralDan said...

That had to be really rough-- I don't think I could have done it, but I'm sure I need to take a long look at some of our stuff, because we are swimming in it (coincidentally, that's the subject of my post today-- Clutteropolis).

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

Decluttering is a journey not a destination. Glad to hear of the latest progress.