Hey all,

Ok, so it might be a little early for an update on one of my 2017 financial goals, but whatevs…  Today, I took the first step in achieving my goal of decluttering at least 2 things a day for 2017 by making my first ‘stuff’ donation of the year.  I made this donation to Value Village.  Why VV? Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s for the rebate.  You see, when you donate to VV, you get a punch card for discounted shopping. The more you donate, the bigger your discount.  And we buy quite a bit of stuff at VV, so it’s win-win, almost like an exchange program!!  Today, I dropped off:

  • 47 of my books
  • 10 kids books
  • 2 wall hangings
  • 4 Christmas decorations
  • 3 stuffed toys
  • a curling iron
  • a wire basket
  • 11 articles of clothing
  • a handful of miscellaneous toys (I’ll count this as 1 item)

That’s 80 items so far!  And with that, I received 30% off my next VV purchase!  Woot woot!  Off to a decent start on this goal… and I’ve already got anther pile started for my next drop-off!