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Boy has it been a busy week! nbsp;We had spring break last week and there was nothing scheduled, the weather was beautiful, and sleeping in was at a premium. nbsp;This week it’s been school, sports, practices, and less sleep. I’m ready for summer!br /br /Now that the kids are back in school, I have had the a href=””chance to purge/a some of the stuff that has accumulated around our house. My husband is shocked at my spring cleaning fervor.nbsp;Yesterday, I tackled the living room. nbsp;It has been a dumping ground of sortsnbsp;i{that and the dining room table}/i. I filled two garbage bags full of donations for goodwill and two garbage bags full of /br /A few weeks ago I went through ALL the toys! nbsp;My goodness gracious my kids have a lot of stuff! The picture below is what I put on Craigslist, but some people flaked out on me and it didn’t sellnbsp;i{not too encouraging for using Craigslist for the first time.}/ibr /ibr //ibr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”212″ src=”” width=”320″ //a/divdiv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”br //divdiv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: left;”Suddenly it dawned on me that my brother and his wife are about to have their first baby and bthey have no toys/b! nbsp;Because they live sa million miles away/snbsp;up north, I called to ask if they were planning to drive down before the end of the year. I don’t want to ship all of this so it would be easier if they could pack it in their car and take it home./divdiv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: left;”br //divBy now you are probably wondering why I am writing a post on cleaning when this is a financial freedom blog. I have discovered that it is easier to donate excess items now that we don’t have consumer debt. When we had debt, it was harder to give up excess because we were probably still paying for it. I’m sure there is some psychological reasoning for this line of thinking, but I can’t tell you what it is because I couldn’t pass the psychology classes in /br /All I know is that not having consumer debt feels like a weight is lifted and I want to get rid of the piles of excess around me as well. br /br /Anyone know what I’m talking about? Do any of you have stories of something similar? I would love to hear your stories!br /br /a href=”” target=”_blank”img alt=”Anna” border=”0″ src=”” //a