My husband and I had an amazing but tiring weekend. We are working on a rather large project that we are not revealing quite yet, but we needed moolah for it.
We’ve been living on rice and beans (well, the Paleo way. Greens and less meats) in order to save up as much as possible. We were also due for a garage sale, so we took loads of items into the trailer of my mother-in-law’s truck and off we went to the country to sell everything!
By everything, this is what I mean.
When we were on our laptop researching our project tasks, we realized we were short on money for it, so we began to look around the house for more items that weren’t already on our garage-sale pile. I took some shoes, kissed them goodbye, and said, “I just bought you recently but somebody else needs you.” I ran into the closet and started pulling clothes off left and right. I had already finished my clothing tidying marathon, so this required extreme but short “does this spark joy? No. Next. Does this spark joy? Yes. Keep. Does this…” I wasn’t reflecting much, I just continued to have faith that God was already going to take care of us immensely and I didn’t need worldly items to convince me of my self-worth.
Jason looked at me and said, “are we finished?” I looked around the room. “These!” I exclaimed.
“Ha ha. Seriously? Where are going to put our stuff?”
He was referring to me pulling off our nightstands from its location and placing all of our phone chargers, lamps, frames, and books on the floor.
“Well, the floor, I suppose!” He looked at me for a second, then said, “okay!” and began helping me take our items off the dressers.
I woke up this morning fumbling for my phone on an invisible nightstand, so it took some time for me to find it had made its way under the bed with our constant shuffling around the room.
That’s the point. When you’re so passionate about reaching a goal, like living a minimalist and debt-free life, or striving towards a large project, we start to see how great we have it, even without much left. And I don’t miss any of it!
Our grand total in makings was over $700, and I was even bummed at first when a lady took off with a $25 chair without paying. But I was grateful for our huge winnings. God had taken care of us all along. He rewarded us for our hard work.
Have you gone crazy recently and sold everything you almost sold the children?? I would love to know to keep inspired! I hope this motivates you to cash in your June clutter so you can continue to reach small goals financially!