I belong to the following groups:
1) Good Sam Club
3) Rving Women
I subscribe to the following magazines
3) Motorhome Magazine
4) Gypsy Journal
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I put some more items in a cardboard box out on the sidewalk with a FREE sign on it. Within 1 hour, the items including the box were gone. Still not wanting the box to disappear also. I want to keep using it.
I also went and talked to a real estate broker today and she will be coming to see my house on Monday or Tuesday to give me an idea of how much I can list it for and what I can do to give it appeal.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The next thing I did was to take 5 boxes of things to the thrift store. Glad to pass them on.
Then I decided to stop by the storage place to check it out. I wasn't sure I wanted to pay for one now because I didn't feel I would be able to start taking things over for a few days so I didn't want to pay for nothing for that time. There were 3 10'x10' units left at this place. The lady told me they start disappearing in June when the students start taking them. That makes sense with UCSB and SBCC here. I liked what I saw and she told me I could have the unit now and not start paying for it until June 1. That's two weeks. That sold me. So glad this next step is done.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The garage and one of the bedrooms are the staging areas for the organization. I plan to go price storage units on Monday. Then I will begin to take the boxes over there. The furniture will stay in the house while it is being shown. Only the bare minimum of things will be in the house. Well maybe a little more. Wow...am I really showing everyone my messy garage?
Going out later today to check out other open houses and look for a realtor. It's getting close to that time. I have also been checking the prices on storage units. I think the prices have gone up in the last couple of weeks. Can that be possible? I guess because it's almost summer time that people using them are pushing up the prices.
Can you believe it...my "FREE" sign was also taken by the person to take the last item. OMG...I still needed that sign for more items. Maybe I'll have to get another large Rusty's Pizza so I can use the cardboard. Anyway, I put a few more things out without a sign and they disappeared.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
It's not easy to get rid of items. So many are perfectly good and it's against human nature to discard something that still has a function. I am running out of time to get rid of things. I had wanted to get the house on the market by June 1st. Hope I can still do it. Tonight I got the great idea to start putting items that I don't want directly out on the sidewalk with a FREE sign on them. So far in two hours, people have come by to take tools including a shovel. The types of items that are awkward to take to the thrift store. I will continue to put out items in place of the ones that disappear. Still will take the easier things to the thrift store. I am trying to take a three bedroom 2 bath house and condense it down to about 10' x 10' storage area. There are about 6 boxes (12 gal plastic ones)of music CD's and pictures that in time I will be able to turn into digital form and that will save space.