I mentioned the other day that we’ve rented a storage unit and have started clearing extraneous stuff out of our house before putting it on the market. Well, the next step is nearly upon us… The dreaded moving sale! Last weekend we (and when I say ‘we’ I mainly mean my lovely and talented wife) started going through the house room by room and hauling stuff down to the garage. After seeing just how much crap we have, we actually debated about scrapping the sale entirely, and just donating everything to charity — after all, that would save us the pain of pricing it all. But we ultimately rallied (here again, ‘we’ should be interpreted as my lovely and talented wife) and now have a garage full of stuff that is mostly priced. The sale is tomorrow (Saturday) and, while we still have a ways to go and a few more corners of the house to clear out, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel…
Our investments thus far: $32.55 for a two day (Friday/Saturday) ad in the local paper, and a good bit of time.
Stay tuned for a post-sale followup.
For more information on moving, check out my Roadmap for a Successful Relocation.