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Admit your mistake and get rid of the dresser in your garage

Admit your mistake and get rid of the dresser

Do you have  a dresser in your garage that you don’t need? You feel bad you spent the money on it, and now you don’t need it. You don’t want to admit you made a mistake, so you leave the dresser in your garage. You can’t park your car in your garage, and you stubbed your toe on the dresser today.

Well, we have a lot in common. There is a dresser in my garage. It has been there for two weeks. It is waiting. Waiting for me to decide what to do with it. We don’t need it anymore. The drawers are stacked up top of it, so it will not be too heavy to carry to my car. I feel bad that I spent the money on the dresser.

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
―L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Ann of Avonlea, has some sound advice. I will put my mistake behind me, and learn from it.

There is no reason to carry mistakes into our future.

The dresser is loaded in the back of the van. It is time to get rid of it and move forward into my future with one less dresser.

Admit your mistake and get rid of the dresser

Now to clean out the rest of the garage.

Is there something in your garage you don’t need anymore? Are you having a hard time getting rid of it?

P.S. The dresser has actually been in my garage for five weeks. I could have just edited the second paragraph and changed the two to a five. But I left it as it was to let you know how time slips away when you put difficult decisions off.

 

 

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  • I have a lot of things stored in my garage that I need to get rid of. I keep saying I’m going to have a garage sale and its never come about. It’s just so hard to let go sometimes.

  • kathunsworth

    Hi Pamela I am a mad de-clutterer. I try to de-clutter every couple of months I am amazed at the junk that collects after a short time in my house, even my husband says the rooms have a nice new energy when we do the spring clean and throw out the clutter. PS I think children are to blame for most of it though.

    • Hello Kath,
      I am more of a mad hoarder. However, it is time to make a change and become a mad de-clutterer. I agree that most of the clutter comes from children. So many toys, too little time.
      I think I need to eat a bowl of spaghetti and make a mess.

      • kathunsworth

        The funny thing is after a year into our marriage and me cooking spaghetti on a regular basis my hubby pipes up and admits he is not a big fan of red sauces or spaghetti, it took him whole year to tell me….its a running joke with us now.

  • Christa Sterken

    I wish I was closer…my kids have never had a true dresser. And really, I just want to refinish and paint one 🙂

    • Christa, I would have gladly given it to you. We ended up never even using it after we bought it at a second hand store.

      My favorite kind of dresser is an old TV Cabinet, they are so inexpensive now. You can get a beautiful wooden one off of Craigslist for very little, and then use it for clothes. I prefer an old cabinet to a dresser because I can see all my clothes at once.

  • La McCoy

    In Both SoCal and here: You just put what you dont need on the curb. Some one comes by and collects it. Some of my best furniture is curb side recycle. Hard wood chairs that can be refinished, etc!

    Texans being Texans come to the door and say “What do you want for it?

    We say take it.

    Other states hunker down, grab and GO!

    Great community service! Try it!

  • Bonnie Gean

    Oh no, you tossed it!? I would’ve taken it and turned it into a lovely sitting bench. I was on Pinterest and read a DIY guide to turn an old dresser into a sitting bench and it was a wonderful recipe!

    So glad you’re not stubbing your toe anymore though. 🙂

    • Bonnie, what a great idea! I just looked up images on google after I read your comment.
      Well, the next time I have to get rid of a dresser, it will stay here and become a bench!

  • Vanessa Terrell

    No dressers in my garage, but I could probably finds some items inside of my house!

    • I think Vaness that your home is full of beautiful greeting cards and crafting supplies. But perhaps there is something in there you don’t need. I loved the card you made on your blog.

  • Love it. Maybe because we all have stuff we need to go through. All of us.

    • Thank you Anne. Cleaning house will free up time to write. I can stop dusting the past, or stubbing my toe on old dressers.

  • Ambitious Curls

    Oh my I love to hold unto things! I probably have a few dressers in my garage as well!

    • Me too! I have so many things in my garage and in my basement that I do not need. They are starting to get in the way.