- Since we are planning to downsize (unfortunately no takers on the house yet) I am selling the newish queen-sized bed from our guest room on Craigslist (our smaller place won't have room for a guest room).
- I am also selling a bunch of other stuff on Craigslist that is currently stored in the garage (mountain bike, TV, Ikea closet system, roll top desk, etc).
- I am eBaying purses like a mad woman. I have a number of designer purses (mostly Coach and Le Sportsac) which seem to eBay well.
- We will be having a garage sale this weekend.
- I will even sell more gold if I need to.
- Also, since my no spend week, I have only spent less than $25 total on groceries. No makeup (yet), no nothing else that was on my shop list. I may need to take frugal to the extreme for a month or so but paying off this debt will be so worth it!
Anyway, like I said before, hubby doesn't like change and he hates to part with ANYTHING but he has been a good sport about this because he knows that I am so focused on getting out of debt that he probably figures he better get out of my way or I will eBay him next. Actually, since I always include all of the positive things about how getting out of debt will help us (ie: we can travel more, I can work less, he can keep his entire pension and spend it however he likes instead of on bills) he has really come around. For someone who didn't want to part with the house, he is the one who "stages" it every morning before we leave just in case prospective buyers stop by. He even mowed the yard a couple of days ago and mowed a nice pattern into the lawn to catch people's eye.
I've read quite a few blogs where people have described how desperate they were to get out of debt that some even sold literally everything they had in order to become debt free. That is about the point I am at. The peace of mind that comes with being debt free is worth way more than a closet full of designer duds or the latest electronics!