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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Bumble isn't dead just been busy in the hive.

Hi everyone! No this is not an abandoned blog. It just seems like one.
 A few weeks ago I woke up and knew the time had come. I really really am done with everything!!.Time to push through all of my belongings (again) in time for the neighborhood garage sale.  There was no way I was prepared in time. Today I woke knowing this is too big of a project for me. So I have contacted Selena at The Apron Thrift Girl.  She said she could help. Not sure what, how or who will be involved but it was time for an s.o.s. I am looking forward to meeting her. Just have to wait for her call. Please call!

Here is an example of how I work/play through my stuff.
      Open box of Christmas decorations
      Take out things that;
         1.no longer have a sentimental value ie. grandmas velvet Christmas tree skirt               
         2. from people long out of my life
         3.anything broken beyond repair
         4. realistically won't use, like the stand for a huge tree.
                 Why do I have 4 stands for fresh  trees, 2 of which are the same size and I have an artificial tree?
         5. to research on eBay to see if they might be worth something.
       Carefully repack the items I'm keeping.
       Next it is on to eBay > look up mercury glass beads
    
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Sister calls who also checks out what is on eBay> decide to keep beads for future projects!
Get off phone > begin taking apart old strands of glass beads!!! The beads are now sorted and stored.
My house continues to look like I opened all drawers,closets and cupboards and shook the whole house.
But
I have washed folded and priced all the linens and lace
looked up and priced stacks of books
have empty shelves in my linen closet
bought more containers and organized all my fabric stash
gone through my clothes and now have lots of room
separated, bagged, priced a ton of dolls, toys games and trains
emptied and moved several book cases
taken pictures out of albums and yes even thrown some away
cleaned out the kitchen drawers and cupboards
etc...
etc..
This is the reason my blog has been sitting idle.

6 comments:

Netty said...

wow loving those beads, x

marda said...

I want to come to your house and play with all your stuff and help you de-stash!!!!! Good luck. (I thought you were going to tell us you bought MORE beads on E-bay!)Ha.

Rhissanna said...

How much do you charge an hour?????

Sandie R said...

Love the beads and you sound way to organized. Wish I lived next door to be close at hand for checking the treasures you are parting with. LOL

Ann said...

You're truly an inspiration. After spending the past several weeks helping move my husband's parents into assisted living, I came to the conclusion that, when the time comes, I can't expect my children to deal with my multitudes of collections, crafts, hobbies, photographs, etc., etc. I haven't done anything about it, but reading your post makes me want to! Any advice on how to start?

Gypsea said...

Ah, we are 2 of a kind my friend. Your post made me smile : ) nice beads too!