No one enjoys living in a cluttered, dirty home. But when laundry, toys and papers pile up, and kitchens and bathrooms get gross, parents can feel overwhelmed and paralyzed.
As the weather warms up and we come out of hibernation, many of us jump quickly into the next season: Spring cleaning. We dig through closets full of old clothes, household items and sports equipment and pull out what we no longer use. As the discard pile gets higher, we can’t help but think about all the money we spent on this ‘junk.’ It isn’t long before we say, “Let’s have a garage sale.”
You can be a wiz at turning your child’s old clothes into credit at your local consignment store. With the credit you earn from the clothes you consign, you can buy ‘new’ clothes in your child’s next size. Think for a moment about all that ketchup, paint and grass in your child’s future, and I bet you’ll jump at the chance to pay the lower price for second-hand clothes.
You’re ready for that new house. It might be that your current home isn’t what your family needs, or your family has decided to take the leap into homeownership for the first time. Whatever it may be, it is always good to see what options are available. It is important to be able to find what will be best for you and your family’s needs, both now, and in the future.
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