Simplify Your Kitchen


Centsational Girl is having a Kitchen Gadgets link party today and the timing couldn’t be better. My latest decluttering target has been the kitchen. While sorting through what to keep and what to toss, I’ve noticed a few themes. Here’s what’s being shown the door: Duplicates or extras or too many of something These bowls […]

April 17, 2012

Simplifying Holiday Clutter


Sharon has inspired me to get more serious about decluttering and to track my progress. So far in 2012, we’ve gotten rid of 87 items: 80 of those were donated and 7 were sold on Craigslist. The earnings from the Craigslist sales were $210 and It’s Deductible tells me that so far we’ve shaved $96 from next year’s tax […]

March 22, 2012

Cash In, Stuff Out. My Weekend Selling on Craigslist.


My husband and I had the weekend to ourselves and our plan was to do a little Kansas City staycation. Instead, we watched college basketball (Go Jayhawks!) and decided to go all crazy and list some stuff on Craigslist. I know, we’re madcaps. Here’s what we unloaded: Wicker table and chair.I bought this little set […]

March 15, 2012

Cash4Books Bonus


As a follow up to last week’s decluttering books post, I wanted to call your attention to a comment left on an earlier post. The comment was from Hannah at Cash4Books. Here’s what she had to say: Hello, I am an employee at and I wanted to thank you and your readers for the […]

March 11, 2012

Decluttering and Simplifying Book Collections


It’s hard for me to talk about books as clutter. I just don’t see them that way. Still as most book lovers will attest, books just seem to find us and our collections grow and grow. So at times my need to simplify outweighs my love of being surrounded by books and that’s where I […]

March 5, 2012

Reader Comment: Selling on Craigslist


There are some great comments on the Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online post from last week, and I wanted to call special attention to one by a reader named Susan. She wrote: We have sold some completely random stuff on Craigslist. Right now my husband is selling firewood he cut and split from limbs […]

December 12, 2011

The Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online


Lots of people like the idea of selling on eBay or Craigslist, but many wonder what items to sell online. It’s not always what you think. Read on for the scoop on the top three things I’ve sold online. In my real, offline life no one ever brings up dividend investing, getting out of debt, […]

December 9, 2011