Decluttering the House and Glass Coffee Tables

Yard Sale Northern California May 2005. This i...

I’m on a roll! In the past couple of weeks I have completely gone through my closet (took out four bins of clothes!), living room, nursery, master bedroom, and kitchen. Of course, I still have a long way to go. I would like to have a garage sale the second or third weekend in September (my brother is getting married the first weekend so we will be traveling then). Everything that doesn’t sell will be boxed up and taken off by BBBS! I can’t wait. Really, I want to get it over with I still have a few rooms to go through though.

Then there were the issues of what to keep and what to get rid of. Like our coffee table. We have glass top one that we have been wanting to get rid of for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I do love them. Glass tables are more practical than my father, umm people realize. They were cheap to buy and are a snap to clean up. We do not have to worry about people leaving glasses on them (just wipe the ring off) and they hold up well.

Unfortunately, they are not as practical when you have kiddos running around. However, that may partially be in my head since my son has banged on this table quite a bit and while I may freak out, there has never been so much as a scratch. But, still, it would be nice to get a new one.

After my last CSN Stores review I have been searching around for a new table there. They do have some good options. I didn’t realize you could buy furniture online (okay, well I did “realize” it, I just didn’t know it would be in my price range!).

I made a little “home school” corner in our family room. I need a lamp for that. Any suggestions? We have an old floor lamp from my dorm room days, but it is pretty ugly. Hubby wants to get rid of it in the garage sale! I may have to bring it up from the basement if I cannot think of other options.

And no, that picture is not of my garage sale! I wonder if I could find twice the stuff in half the house…

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DawnyGirl September 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Can you explain what CSN is? I am a little confused (but I am married with 3 kids, what do you expect? 🙂


2 busy mom September 3, 2010 at 11:41 am

Happy Birthday to you:)

Thanks for being on we use coupons:)


3 Sandy H September 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Glass table huh? We had a glass table and with kids it was terrible! Fingerprints ALL the time!! As soon as it was wiped down and we'd turn around it would have finger prints all over it again! I know there are fingerprints everywhere but our glass table seemed to highlight that they were there!

Good luck with your garage sale! We end up using craigslist a lot!!


4 Jennie September 4, 2010 at 3:30 am

I SO need to declutter. I'm SUCH a packrat, it's ridiculous! Worked on the playroom last week – my poor child thinks he's neglected now because he's down to ONE toy box. Uh, yeah… poor baby.


5 LittlePeopleWealth September 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

CSN Stores is a website that sells a ton of things (including some of the tables I was looking at). I did a review for them a few weeks back.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

The fingerprints are getting worse, LOL – that is one of the reasons we need to get rid of them.

We split kiddos toys into four boxes and he gets a new box each week. He gets so excited for his "new" toys so it saves us clutter and a toy budget!


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