As I've walked though our home in the last couple of weeks, I've laid eyes on each of the many things we have collected which have made our home so personal and so pleasing to us in the years we've lived here. I hardly ever leave the house that I don't bring home something as a souvenir. These weeks I've been mentally preparing myself to let them go. It is these things that I've pledged to do without so that we can move closer to our goal of cutting the dock lines and becoming full-time liveaboards.
Brittney came over in the afternoon to help me price things and I will admit, some of the things she questioned and I caved... they can't go now! But, most of the stuff I had brought out did end up either at Brittney's house or the homes of some stranger (sniffle) at a ridiculously low price.
I was very scientific in my pricing strategy... if I didn't mind keeping it or if it was a particularly pricey item, I priced it high (by yard sale standards). If I didn't sell it, I would bring it back in and await the next annual sale.
How do I feel about it? Well I would like to say I'm saddened by the loss of my treasures, but honestly, I can hardly remember what all we sold! All in all, a success in bringing us closer to our goal! A little more money for the cruising kitty and a little less stuff to dust while we're still here.