We were due to do a car boot sale this weekend, but right until the night before the weather forecast was a bit hit and miss, and to be completely honest we really didn't fancy loading the truck up in the rain on the off chance that we would be able to sell the next day.
Instead, I spent a couple of hours photographing and listing things on Facebook Marketplace and when Saturday dawned bright and sunny it didn't matter too much that we weren't all set for the car boot sale ... we had two buyers on their way to pick up two of listed items.
You don't need another bookcase when you have half as many books, and after serving us well for a while in the garage holding lots of bits and bobs that we needed keeping off the floor, this long low bookcase ... formerly a display unit in a friends delicatessen and then a shelf in my gift shop, then a bookcase in three of our homes ... was finally destined to belong to someone else. I think I had more than my money's worth out of it.
Also off to pastures new was our apple store we bought when we had visions of us being completely self sufficient in whole fruits for the Winter. It never happened, what we didn't eat instead of trying to store whole we instead chopped and froze ... much less hit and miss.
In fact, this is the only apple the apple-store has ever seen. Alan's version of 'visual merchandising'. The store has been in regular use in the chicken shed for the past few years though, a handy set of drawers for all things 'chicken'.
So we didn't need to leave the house, the buyers came to us, gave us their money and took away the things that they wanted. Win, win ... a good mornings work and another £60 in the coffers to go towards our Sark spending money.
Simplifying our lives is proving to be very rewarding and very satisfying.