Friday, October 5, 2012

A Whole Lotta Cleaning Going On!

I have been cleaning and organizing for the past 7 hours! My back is sore, my dogs are barking, and I am a sweaty mess, but I am HAPPY! I got the basement area with my junk stuff for the booth all sorted and organized and I ended up with 3 big boxes of stuff junk for our local charity thrift store. It's all stuff from when I was first starting out and I was grabbing up all kinds of stuff just because it was cheap.

I'd like to think I've learned a little over the past almost 2 years since Auntie and I took the plunge to open a booth together. Hopefully, I won't make too many more purchases where I stand back and look at the stuff and ask myself "Why * in * the * world * did * I * buy * THAT?!" I can't promise that I won't, but I'm going to try harder to be more selective on what I spend my money on.

I think going to Weight Watchers has kind of drummed that into my head. Our meeting leader is always telling us to decide if we want to "spend" our food points on whatever it is we are about to eat, or if we want to hold out for something bigger and better for the same amount.

Have you bought stuff just because it was cheap and then when you got home, asked yourself what the heck you were thinking? Or am I the only one? What do you do with it? Do you try to sell it? Do you donate it? Have you ever tossed something? I've tried all of the above! I guess it just depends on what it is. I have actually thrown some stuff away, because no one in their right mind would EVER want it!

I also got the spare bedroom/booth storage/staging room organized and ready for my mom to stay in. I'm in trouble if my dad comes too. I highly doubt he will come though, he loves the U.P. so  much, he can hardly tear himself away for big things like Christmas. I can't imagine him coming just because she is taking a glass fusing class.

I went out this morning on a quest to find oyster sauce. I've been looking for a few days and several big grocery stores do not carry it! I found it this morning at a smaller grocery store, and I can't wait to try this recipe I found for Chinese broccoli & chicken. If it turns out, I'll post the recipe for you to try too!

While I was out I stopped at two sales. One was advertised as a moving sale with 30 years of accumulation-HA! I've accumulated more in the past year than they were selling from their past 30. It was little more than a couple tables with little bits of stuff on them, and everything was priced like it was brand new and in the original store that it came from-what a disappointment!!

The other sale was, I'm pretty sure a dealer, selling stuff from her garage. She had it all displayed like her garage was her booth. Everything looked really nice, except the prices were higher than I would sell the items for in my booth! I did keep looking though and actually found two very tiny things that I almost missed!

With Kevin being an RN and Adam going to nursing school, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for vintage or antique medical items. This is what I found...

Remember that church rummage sale last Friday at my Great Grandma's old church? I won the bid on the box of vintage utensils! They called late Saturday night, and I had to drive all the way over there again on Tuesday after work. I'm pretty sure some of the utensils were missing from the box, from what I saw on Saturday, but it was a charity fundraiser for the church, so I'm ok with it.

Today has felt like Saturday all day to me! I'm glad it's not! I still have a lot of pricing, and ironing to do for dealer day on Sunday! Plus, I'm walking in a fundraiser for Pregnancy Help Clinic tomorrow morning, and I wouldn't have wanted to miss that!

Hope you are having a wonderful fall weekend!!! I just tried this recipe for pumpkin fritters from The Southern Lady Cooks-YUMMM! Mine don't look as good as hers do in the picture, but they are very tasty!!!


  1. I understand the cleaning is very important but you worked a lots of work. It will harm full for you.Many cleaning companies in Sydney provides facility at minimum cost. You can hire professional cleaners from there.

  2. 7 hours? I would need 7 days! Those fritters look yummy!