So according to the great “Without Dash” thrift blog, it’s Declutter Week. Which is exactly what I’ve been focusing on intensely for the past week or so. It feels really good to reclaim space and streamline your possessions. Pair all that with an oncoming cross-country move, you can say I’ve got some things that need to go. Sometimes it can be tough to make the decisions about particular objects, but a couple glasses of wine and some angsty fuck-it-all type of music can help a person add to their “Donate/Sell” stack. At one point just a few years ago my goal was to be able to fit all of my earthly belongings “in the back of a pickup truck.” Well, it’s been a few years and although it’d be fairly close, my queen-sized bed, dresser and Blu Dot table make the truckbed notion not really possible anymore. The Spring garage sale last month helped get some MAD SCRILLA for a lot of my stuff, but it’s wishful thinking to assume every last item on your sale will sell. So a person is usually left with a couple boxes of stuff that didn’t (or won’t ever) sell. This is where I like to think of all that “paying it forward” business comes in. Any good thrifter knows that all of his or her luck is dependent upon how much you give back. It’s a very fine balance, folks. So this weekend I intend to donate quite a bit of stuff, (a Volvo 850 series wagon full to be exact) just a portion of it is pictured above to the local thrift store of my choice. A gift for the thrift gods, in hopes that they keep my eyes sharp and the deals even sharper when I’m out on the junkin’ hunt.
So with that said – have you donated anything lately?