Oh my gosh, with all of the purging I’ve done after putting away 40 boxes of Christmas decorations, I have come to the conclusion that I have collected way too much stuff in my house!
Multiple the number of boxes in the picture below by 6 and you’ll have an idea of how much I’ve boxed up so far. So do you believe me now when I say I have waaay too much stuff?
I’ve been working on one room at a time on the first floor of the house- getting rid of things that I just don’t think I want to keep anymore. Stuff like those glass platters, candlesticks, and bowls that I just had to have when I saw them at yard and estate sales. Sure, I’ve used them a few times (some of them, anyway), but how many can a girl have? Two, three, five?! And how about all of those silver platters and bowls? Or the ceramic soup tureens and little tschotskies that I just knew would add so much character to my tabletop vignettes? Not to mention all of those lamps that need to be re-painted and have new shades added to them. I don’t even want to go into how many pieces of furniture are piled high in the garage storage room waiting for some ASCP.
Enough is enough, Sue!
I either have to have one heckuva yard sale come the first signs of good weather (but spring is a long time coming to Ohio) or I need to find me a place to sell off my overflow in a consignment shop. The trouble with that is that Dayton, Ohio is NOT known for having great places to do that. Oh sure, there are places that claim to be “antique malls,” but they are really flea markets that sell junk! You know the kind- Grampa’s old tools and Granny’s beat-up pots and pans. I don’t want to be in that type of environment! I’ve seen all these wonderful looking places where other bloggers sell their wares- these places have character and the booths are set up so nicely. But those types of stores are definitely not in my neck of the woods!
I also don’t want to pay a rental fee plus a high commission to the store owner. I’d like to be able to pay rent and work some hours in the shop. I only know of one such place like that, but it currently doesn’t have any openings.
So, for the meantime, while I’m on this cleaning frenzy, I’ll continue to purge and box everything up and pile it all up in the spare bedrooms. I just better hope that no one calls and wants to come visit us. Maybe I should start checking the Yellow Pages for some close hotels, just in case!