Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Karma v. Craigslist
Well, another week has slipped away and I'm glad to say it was a very productive one. Joji had Wednesday-Sunday off and we spent it cleaning out the garage. I had no idea what we were getting into.
We have a two car garage that only holds one car. When I was trying to be a good girlfriend I bought Joji a table saw (what was I thinking?) It seemed like a good idea at the time, I figured I would have my own personal Norm Abrams. Well, I'm still waiting for him to show up, but the table saw now has a permanent home on "my side" of the garage. Now in order to maximize the opportunity of woodworking greatness, we had to tackle the garage and make it a space that was actually conducive to creativity and project completion. At first Joji was not really into spending the weekend shuffling boxes, but eventually saw the light. I think we touched every item in that garage and we purged and purged some more. I also channelled my inner Kindergarten teacher and organized everything into "zones". After three 8 hour days, a trip to the dump and a couple of trips to Goodwill, we have achieve garage Nirvana. This of course has inspired a similar purge of the rest of the house. Now here is where I always get stuck: What do I do with my "good stuff"??
I have many closets full of nice bedding, dishes, cookware and other "house" things. I feel like I should put stuff on Craigslist. We find stuff on there all the time. Just last night I found a solid, heavy wood captain's bed for Ben for $40. (You couldn't even buy the wood to make it for that) I love craigslist and always have great luck finding stuff. Which makes me think I should list my stuff on craigslist. However, I really just want to donate it and be done. I find really good stuff when I go thrifting so my rationale is that I would be passing along some good karma for future trips :0)
So I guess I will bite the bullet and load up the van. The only problem now is where to donate? It creeps me out to see my stuff on the shelves, so I have to donate to an out of the way place. Of course, I will have to do a little pre-donation shopping :0)