3 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Home and Make Money – A Guest Post

The following is a guest post from Julie at The Family CEO. Melissa and I are kindred spirits when it comes to decluttering. It’s a win/win situation when you can free up some space in your home and give your finances a boost at the same time. And like Melissa, I often sell things – […]

60 Day Declutter & Earn Money Challenge

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We have been in our new apartment long enough to make it, um, homey, which in our family means cluttered.  When we first moved in, the upstairs (our main living area) was furnished in the minimalist style, and we loved how light and airy it felt.  However, now, almost 8 months later, we are back […]

Decluttering Challenge, Week 25

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It has been quite some time since I decluttered due to a busy summer.  However, this past week, we got rid of 42 more items. First, I got ride of 29 diapers and diaper covers and a baby bouncy seat by selling them on Craigslist.  I made $55 as I documented in my weekly Saved […]

Decluttering Challenge, Week 24

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This week I decluttered 34 items, most of them my kids’ outgrown clothes to go to the garage sale pile and books about giving birth and being pregnant.  I have now purged my home of 1,322 items.  What I am most excited about, though, is that I have shut down my eBay store and am […]

The Cost of Clutter Financially and Emotionally

As my readers here know, I have been on a mission to declutter for the last 20+ weeks.  Doing so has revealed quite a bit to me.  We are no where close to done, but I am able to see the difference it has made in our lives so far.  I am over at Free […]

Decluttering Challenge, Week 23

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My husband brought up a tub of clothes from the basement marked 2 to 4T.  I had packed these away after our son outgrew them thinking that a girl could wear them.  Now that we have two little girls, I don’t know what I was thinking!  One of the outfits was a light blue and dark blue […]

Decluttering Challenge, Week 22

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This week I got rid of 78 items!  First, I sent a box of 28 items to Alabama for the online tornado relief drive organized by Couponing to Disney.  Two of those items were toiletries; the rest were baby girl 3 to 6 month and boy size 5 summer clothes my kids had outgrown that […]

Declutter Challenge, Week 21

No picture today because my camera seems to be MIA.  I listed all of my kids’ spring/summer clothes on eBay this week, so that is 62 more items out of the house.  Whatever doesn’t sell is going to our garage sale pile.  I just want to clear it all out! That brings our grand total […]

Declutter Challenge, Week 20

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Seriously, this is getting embarrassing!  This week I rid our apartment of another 89 items, bringing our grand total to 1,105 items.  I am quite sure we will reach 2,000 to 3,000 items before our house is fully decluttered.  Yikes! This week, some items were more from my eBay business that will not sell.  The […]

Declutter Challenge, Week 19

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Doing my eBay inventory helped me weed out a lot of clothes that I bought when my business was new in 2006 and 2007.  Basically, I was inexperienced and thought any piece of clothing with “Gap” or “Gymboree” on the tag could be sold on eBay.  Boy was I wrong.  I got rid of 93 […]