So now that we’ve purchased our home, we have 6 weeks to get 90% of our belongings sold and move out of our apartment! We are in major Craigslist mode right now. We are selling so much stuff our kids think they might be next.

It’s funny how you start looking at your stuff once you’ve decided to downsize. Everything is negotiable. Things I used to think I needed are now hitting the auction block, and to be honest, it’s pretty easy for me (Kristy). I’ve always been a purger, much to Caleb’s dismay. He likes to hang on to things “just in case” while I like to slash-and-burn.

Probably the hardest things for me to pare down have been the children’s books. Weird, huh? But my Abigail is such a reader (she gets that from me) and we have a lot of memories involving time spent in my lap with a good book. But, I must be sensible and only keep the ones we LOVE.

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Caleb’s hardest sale so far was probably Subarizzle. I think it made him feel adventurous… like at any moment we really could strap a kayak to the top and hit some rapids. Ya know… if we wanted to. In a delicious irony, the man we sold Subarizzle to bought her for his 20-something year-old daughter who lives in Boulder and is having all kinds of fun adventures. Climb on Subarizzle, climb on.

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So, the plan is to go through an “area” each week and post everything possible to Craigslist. This week is the laundry room/bathroom. I’m hoping to find a pot of gold or something. So far, the coolest thing I’ve found in there is this… MEOW!

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Anyway, I know Craigslisting stuff is a giant hassle, but right now we need the cash. We do plan on having an apartment sale the week before we move, but I doubt we will get a huge turn out. Low-income apartment complexes are probably not the go-to-spots for most deal seekers. But you never know! We’ll keep you posted.

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