I’ve been gathering stuff for my yearly yard sale with my mom and sister.  You know, the sale we promise ourselves every year that we will NEVER. HAVE. AGAIN. ?

At first I dreaded all the work. But, over the past few months I had been boxing up stuff I no longer used or needed so as I stared pricing things, it felt good to cleanse our home.  And after all the deep thoughts I’ve had about my precious stuff, I was even more eager to get rid of excess.  I find my self wanting more and more of LESS stuff.

Then, I decided I needed a goal.  Whenever I have a sale, I like to have a goal of what I want to do with the money I make.  We’ve been diligently inching our debt payoff, most of what I make with Nesting Place goes towards bills and debt, and the occasional fall gourd from Michaels.  So I asked my husband what he thought about us using the money to help make our bedroom more us.  As soon as I started thinking about it I got so excited.  I’ve disliked our room for a year.

that pile of stuff goes about 5 feet back to the wall.

I’m not planning on making enough to do a whole makeover but, it sure did help fuel the “let’s sell this, too” fire when I thought about each item I’m getting rid of going towards making our room nicer.  I don’t want to fill it up with stuff but I want to be more intentional about what’s actually in there.

We are having our yard sale Saturday October 2nd at my parent’s house in Lake Park, NC {I’ll post their address as we get closer.}   There is a HUGE neighborhood yard sale that weekend in their hood, the one where I got my dresser and table last spring.  It’s a wonderful place to yard sale.

I’m parting with some vintage Nesting Place items like the Red Checked Mistreatments {6 panels}, all the buffalo check silk, some round decorator’s tables with the toppers, pillows, lamps, my bedroom duvet, mistreatments, bed skirt, a TON of home decor items and wall stuff, Christmas garland galore and of course clothes, and much more.  So far I’ve used 600 price tags. And that’s just my stuff.  My mom and sister have lots to sell too.

selling the drapes.

It feels so good to pack up stuff I no longer use or need.  I hope my stuff finds a happy home.  And I hope our bedroom will look better by Christmas.