Monday, October 6, 2008

Its all TOO MUCH!

THAT'S IT!!! I am clearing my house of baby STUFF! No more giant boxes of baby clothes! Out go the baby toys/equipment and all the stuff my kids use very little! I am over it all! I would love some space in my house and better yet, I would LOVE to have LESS stuff to clean up! My tornadoes of clutter start spinning at 6am when they wake and never slow down until they crash into bed at night. All I ever do is clean up the aftermath of these Tasmanian devils. SO.. less stuff, less mess.

I was listening to Suze Orman on Oprah talk about how people who value the things money can buy take care of them in an organized way. ooooo, that hit home, big time. Dang Suze and her valid points! ;) It is so true though. This is why we are clearing out, buy only things the kids will play with and take care of what we have. The kids stuff isn't the only thing to go, but its a start. I still want to do my kitchen, who needs 5 mixing bowls anyways? and my closet, but those are HUGE projects in themselves.

I am going to do a Craigslist sale here at the house... two days where people can show up and buy all this stuff!! A large chunk of our proceeds will be going to the Austin Habitat for Humanity. I chose this non profit because we are lucky enough to have a house to fill with excess while many have no home at all.

So, if you live in the area and need ANY baby stuff... stop by THIS Friday or Saturday October 10th or 11th. I will start at 9am and go till 5pm. Come by anytime!

What I have (this isn't everything):
playmats, toys (baby and toddler),
pool floatie for infant
baby boys clothes Newborn to 12 months starting with fall/winter stuff,socks, shoes (Robeez)
toddler girl summer clothes mostly 2T
colorgrown cotton cloth diapers and cloth diaper covers
diaper/burp rags
bath accesories, tub and pillow
Baby Legs
XL maternity clothes (cold weather)
cloth storage cart
BPA free glass and plastic bottles
and MORE!!

If you are a friend of mine and would like to haul your kids stuff over here to sell (as long as your willing to share your $$ with Habitat) feel free. Just email me and let me know! The more the merrier!


Andrea said...

I have a bag o'stuff I can contribute. It's stuff I had to sell at the mommy and me event, but they didn't take it b/c of a TINY stain here and there. Seriously cute stuff. And some cute european elephanten shoes to boot!

All the funds from my stuff can go directly to Habitat. Can I just leave the stuff with you? My schedule is busy with work and all. =)

Mia's Mama said...

what a SUPER fab idea!!! Until we know if we're having a boy or girl, I can't get rid of anything, but I may be by to buy :)

C-man and Mama said...

I am a constant purger and boy does it feel good! I dont need much but there are a couple things that I may swing by and pick-up if they are available. I am going to email you now. :)

Gina Yus said...

inviting riff raffs into your neighborhood to look at your stuff, is inviting your home and neighbors to get robbed in the following weeks. Save yourself the trouble, take all the goods to the Goodwill store, or the Salvation army truck will pick up the stuff, get a nice tax deduction... but it's your choice to risk setting up your home for robbery, in return for a 30 bucks sale of toys.

Seeking Sara said...

If anyone is curious... I do this by appointment, and I am not allowing them to case my home (or my neighbors for that matter???). Doubt anyone will have an interest in coming back to break in. Thanks for the heads up though.

Mel said...

I know I am too late, but if you have Babylegs left I am interested!!!