[September 16th, 2015]
With a handful of things left to sell, and nothing but a few packing tasks to complete this weekend, we are very much in hurry up and wait! mode.
In the midst of it all, one of those final tasks is to go through remaining clothing—a last round of weeding out that will lighten that suitcase even more by the end of this month.
For nicer, like-new items worth selling (not much left after our siblings came to "shop" :)), we came across ThredUP this weekend. At first it seemed too good to be true—to simply collect your clothing and stuff it in a laundry bag for pick-up, only to earn cash back and watch your items get placed on the website for shoppers. Understandably, there are many other concepts like this—like eBay and Poshmark where you name your price or wait for others to bid, using their platforms to facilitate your own sales. Still, (and we'll circle back to let you know!) nothing appears to be as seamless as the ThredUP process. Simply send it in a "laundry" bag that they mail out to you (for free) with a prepaid label for return shipping. By the end of it, you get paid for the items worth selling, and the rest gets donated! No further need to lug your bags full of clothing across the city to My Sister's Closet (for those West Coasters out there!) or Second Time Around (hello, NYC!). So definitely check it out.
Another final task is finding a place in the city to store some very special art—the only other things other than photo albums and a handful of books that we decided we will be keeping...
We have one, very large, very beautiful Southwestern piece (pictured here with our farm table) that my father purchased back in the 70's in Scottsale, AZ. A piece by Stephen Morath called Looking for Indians. It's about 65"x55"...
We also have a handful of original works by Amal Pollack herself...aka, my Momma! Hi Momma! :) ...not to worry, we're keeping your art (especially this rooster!) for the long haul.
And finally, as you all may recall, there's the Panda...our first-born, which we have decided to keep + store until the next time we plant our roots in a home.
Out of it all, the most exciting thing remaining on this list of tasks is finding our first place + NYC neighborhood to explore and call home for the next month or two. we would love any suggestions—if you have them!
Enjoy the rapidly changing weather over here on the East Coast, all! Start planning your apple-picking trips, because fall is certainly on its way.