And just so you know, I don't usually have donuts on hand, but I was at the grocery store earlier, and decided on a whim that I just HAD to have a chocolate donut. I backtracked across the store and got the very last one. Did you read that? The LAST one. It was meant to be. And it was delicious.
But here's the horrible, selfish mom part: I only got one. While Brody happily munched on his cookie from the bakery, I quickly and quietly dropped my treasured chocolate donut in a bag (did I mention it was the last one?) and we went on our merry way. So as badly as I wanted to devour the whole thing when we got home, I couldn't. Brody's eagle eye would've spotted it, because that boy can sniff out a donut with the best of them. Just ask anyone after church on a Sunday morning, who sees him sitting on his perch next to the windows, scarfing down his donut. I snuck nibbles of the chocolate donut here and there this morning, but once he was down for a nap, I downed it. And then I ate the Thin Mints. And then I wished I'd saved just a bite of the chocolate donut to wash down the Thin Mints.
But anyway, back to the decision I'm trying to make.
For a year or so, I've been decluttering the house and boxing up the things we don't want anymore. I probably have 20 boxes and stuff in a growing pile in the basement, waiting for a summer garage sale. There are three more up in my room, waiting to be taken to the basement. My dilemma is that I'm not sure anymore if I want to have a garage sale, or just donate all the stuff.
On one hand, I LOVE garage sales. I love HOSTING them, but I don't really love going to them. I think organizing and pricing all of the treasures (hey, they'll be treasures to SOMEONE!) is so fun. And then people watching and guessing who will walk away with what is so very entertaining to me. My mom and sisters and I joke that we should go into the garage sale business, organizing and running them for people. (I even made a business card for my mom once.) But then, isn't that the same as working at a thrift store? That doesn't appeal to me at all.
The little bit of money we'd make from the garage sale would come in handy, but I'm not sure it will be worth all the work it will take putting it together this summer when I'll be really pregnant. But they are fun...
But then there's a part of me that thinks I should just haul it all up from the basement and donate it. Then it's just GONE and benefitting others. It's not in our way, it's just stashed in a corner of the basement. So it's not a matter of needing the space.
I do plan to donate whatever I don't sell if I go the garage sale route, but then I feel guilty for getting rid of the "leftovers."
And then there's always the Craigslist and consignment shop option for some of the nicer things.
OH, THE STRESS!
I know, this really isn't a hard decision.
So what do YOU do? Garage sale? Donate? A little of both?