May was our first venture into minimizing. Here is what we eliminated… or passed on to better use! Sold our kitchen table on Craigslist for $220. It’s been sitting in the corner of our living room for over a year, so I think the spending money for our weekend in Santa Cruz was put to much better use than this table lately! A nice lady who is a nanny took this for her deck. I sold this Anthropologie purse for $20 on a Facebook group for sales in my neighborhood. It was originally over $80, but since I got it on sale for $40 and then used it for about a year, I think that was a pretty good return! And now a nice lady in my neighborhood is loving it. Carload #1 to goodwill freed up quite a bit of space in our garage and hall closets, as well as my closet and Shaun’s closet: While I was sick with bronchitis I went through our bookcase and found about 10 books to give to my mom, sisters, and a couple friends: I posted our no-longer-desired business books on my work “4sale” email alias and brought in about 6 books to the office for coworkers: (The rest of the books will be donated to the library or taken to goodwill. I need to find out if there are better places to take them.) And to round off the month, one last carload to Goodwill – this cleared up almost the full top shelf of the garage storage. As well as some old sheets, household supplies, and more clothing: For the month of June I’ll be taking care of the rest of the books, sending some clothes for online consignment sales, then tackling the kitchen!