I've been on a mad decluttering tear this week. I've felt useless, not being able to haul and lift much. Then it occurred to me that by Freecycling some of the larger unwanted items and listing the rest on Craigslist.org, I can have other people take them away without ever leaving the house. Eureka! No more driving across town to Goodwill or the municipal waste site for this mom. The only problem I've encountered is having to reschedule pickups with different people after the first responders never confirmed. Other than that, we've had a garage door, an interior door, and a huge stack of scrap fence panels carted off without cost to us. I've sold several kids' items and have someone coming to look at the old lawn mower and a bike this week. I've almost made enough to buy my husband a new push mower for Father's Day!
The photo above shows one of the many heavy things I've thought about decluttering outside. It's a miniature stove, a parting gift from my late FIL's short career with the Athens Stove Company. It weighs a TON, and it doesn't really fit our decor. Then I realized how much I would have loved playing with this in my pioneer pretending days...so I'll have to keep lugging it around for a few more years yet : )