Ok, I'm back over here. We officially have an offer on our house
and we are supposed to close at the end of the month. The crazy thing is though, is that this week we can't do anything with packing stuff because of a 10 day due diligence period in my state where the buyer can walk out of the deal for any reason.
Soooo, that ends next Wed, BUT we'll be on vacation for 7 days starting this Saturday!!! (this vacay has been planned for a while and is already reserved so we can't get out of it). So that leaves us with 2 weeks, to get rid of HALF our stuff and sell it hopefully and then pack and move.
We have fully enbraced Voluntary Simplicity and have big plans down the road, but phase one of downsizing is going from 2000+sqft 4bd/2bs/2cg home to a 1200sqft 2bd/2ba/1cg apartment. We are also downsizing our vehicles. DH is selling his truck and that will leave us a 1 car family, but he has a motorcycle that he rides to work most days.
So I am just spinning
thinking about how fast this is all happening. We have been talking about downsizing for years, and we thought it would take longer to sell our home. So now here we are, everything happening in one month! I'm almost paralyzed by all the stuff I have to do, I don't even know where to start.
We are planning a yard sale the weekend after we get back from vacation. I need to know what decent prices to set things at. Any idea? For example, I have several pieces from Pier 1 that are solid wrought iron and/or slate stone. (coffee table, pedestal table, side table, queen bedframe footbd and headbd), mattress/boxspring, bistro table and 2 chairs, bar cabinet, tv stand) They are in excellent condition except for the cushions that can be replaced. I have no idea what to price them at. I tried to sell last year for $200 for the bistro table and 2 chairs and had no luck. These pieces are about 6-8 years old, but look brand new except for the cushions like I said. Is there a rule of thumb for pricing furniture at yardsales? What about 10 year old mattress/boxspring, Sealy I think, no stains or holes, just a little old??