I am eating samosas.

As we all know, I have a slight tendency to overeat when there are samosas involved. So this could be interesting. But that isn’t what I wanted to tell you about!

Yesterday was our living room sale. HOLY CRAP we have a lot of crap. We had boxes lining the living room and den. I think we could have filled a small shop.

Somewhere over a dozen friends came by and gave us money for the privilege of taking things we no longer wish to own. It was awesome! Our stuff got good homes and we made over $100 (net)! The bad part is that there is a TON of stuff left. Is there any interest from SoCal people in a living room sale, part two? I swear, a lot of this stuff is actually quite nice. We just don’t have the room. (Some of it, I’ll be honest, isn’t so terrific. But one man’s trash and all that.) What we really should do is brave the scary old ladies and have a sale for the public, but I have no idea where we’d do that.

We divided our money into three piles: the furniture fund, annika’s allowance, and Will’s allowance. The furniture fund got set aside and will be put toward a secretary for me or a cabinet for the kitchen. I spent my allowance at the thrift shop. I bought a denim skirt and several sweaters. (Yes, it is crazy to eliminate clutter only to make more, except that I had no clothes that fit.) I was planning to buy some sweaters to felt and cut up, but wound up finding some that actually fit — and who am I to argue with looking good?

Pictures to come.

10 thoughts on “I am eating samosas.

  1. Laurie

    October 29, 2006 at 8:46pm

    Have you considered selling stuff on Ebay? When I had to get rid of my storage space, I had tons of stuff to get rid of, and I made about $300.00 (net) selling it on Ebay little by little. (I did get stuck with the crappy stuff that didn’t sell, but still…)

  2. Stepherz

    October 29, 2006 at 8:47pm

    A hundred bucks is awesome! I need to sell some junk too, so I can make room for more crap. I am a yard sale and flea market LOVER!

    Good luck on your next attempt at selling your stuff!

  3. Amanda

    October 30, 2006 at 8:14am

    I was going to suggest eBay, too. I have a whole pile of stuff I’ve been meaning to sell, but haven’t got around to tackling that project. The whole packaging and mailing thing seems like a hassle to me, so I don’t know why I’m advocating it. :)

  4. Crystal

    October 30, 2006 at 10:23am

    Mmm, tasty samosas. I’m getting some this Friday (in Berkeley)! The only Indian restaurant up here in the boonies gave me food poisoning and I refuse to go back.

    Yay for money!

  5. miss kendra

    October 30, 2006 at 1:29pm

    sorry i didn’t make it…. depending on what’s there, i might be interested, but probably of little help, as you’d have to keep in anyway until i moved.

    see how helpful i am?

  6. MonkeyGurrl

    October 30, 2006 at 2:27pm

    I had great fun. You forgot to mention you put on a generous spread, and certainly kept us entertained.

    I luvs me some Sam, man.

  7. Annika

    October 31, 2006 at 11:20am

    I’ve thought about ebay and may list a few items, but if I were to list everything it would become a full-time job and I already have two of those. So that won’t work.

  8. Christine

    November 1, 2006 at 1:42pm

    How did you advertise it? You mentioned friends took stuff off your hands, but if you are in for a do-over… have you considered putting up flyers in to get more traffic in?

  9. Annika

    November 1, 2006 at 1:46pm

    We don’t want strangers inside our house – it’s hardly safe, and there is no way to make sure they don’t take our stuff. If we do this for anyone we don’t know it will have to be outdoors, which is tricky as we don’t have a yard.

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