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‘tis the season

‘tis the season

to be jolly…

…about YARD SALES!  or garage sales, or tag sales—whatever the wording may be for your part of the country.  Having lived from the deep South all the way up to the Northeast, I’ve noticed that there are several different names for the event.  Interesting.

I had vowed to fully declutter our home before heading out to search for ‘treasures’ among the discards of others, but well, that hasn’t happened.  I tried…really.  But last Saturday morning found us out and about as the girls decided to join in on the fun.  Homeschooling materials, home decor, summer clothing for the baby…we had a great shopping experience.

But in an attempt towards frugal living, I am also challenged not to bring stuff home simply because it’s inexpensive; often I have to remind myself that we do not need a particular item.  Saying ‘no’ is a little hard at times!

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  • Mom GuideMay 5, 2010 - 11:05 am

    I so feel you on this one. They have great yard sales around here, but I can't spend a thing until I declutter. Last Saturday was hard but it inspired me to get moving on decluttering.ReplyCancel

  • TraceyMay 16, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Saying no to new clutter is an ongoing challenge but a decluttered house is so worth the pain of walking away. And not spending is as good as saving, right?ReplyCancel

  • tea time and rosesMay 18, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    I love yard sales, but I think there is none other who loved them as my dear sweet Mother did.:o) She went out each Saturday in search of yard sales.

    After she went to Heaven and upon cleaning her house we girls were amazed and delighted and even laughed at all the stuff Mom had purchased from her yard sale ventures. Many of the things she would give to others, such a giving heart she was.

    Good luck on your decluttering.:o)



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