Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The End of the Pack Rat Era...


Many of you have asked if I’ve moved into my new condo yet. Well unfortunately I have not moved in yet. There are TONS of mini lil factors that somehow get lost in the fine print. I’m waiting for the title of the property to get to the bank. My lawyer didn’t order this title til 2 weeks ago. I’m beyond furious because I thought I’d more than be in there already. But alas no. I have NO clue when my closing date is & yes it’s been over 2 months & they can’t give me a date. I’m not losing sleep over it but it’s upsetting to stare at the empty windows of my future home every day. No one is currently living there so it’s just collecting unnecessary dust. One day very SOON I’ll know my closing, until then I can have a lil more fun collecting things I need.

I didn't know buying your own place would be such a pain in the ass.

BUT there is a lil matter that needs some correcting that CJ reminded me of the other day. I am a self-diagnosed Pack Rat. I’ve come to terms with it because I am not a hoarder. If that was the case I’d seek professional help. Hehe. I can see my floors & walls & there isn’t a Christmas tree hiding in the corner of my bedroom, at least I don’t think there is. =P Jk. I have to learn tho to resist buying that lil smurf porcelain box, & that Alex Mack board game I bought for a buck @ a tag sale or the Sega console never been used form 1986 for 10 bucks. I can’t flood my new place with junk, even if its cool junk. Let the throwing out & selling begin...


This weekend my condo complex is holding their Fall Tag Sale & it’s the first one I’ve ever done. Any Tips on holding your own Tag Sale? I know don’t sell complete junk that’s broken or dirty & try to keep prices reasonable, but what else? Not sure. I’m going to feel it out & get rid of as much as I can for a lil profit, hopefully.

Amongst the madness of the past few days I did pick up a few things for the new place. I can’t wait to move in. Soon. Very soon I’ll know everything. TIl then I’ll have to wait.

Here are some pieces tho I picked up & was given:


Cute lil cow milk pitcher. I couldn't resist it at the Christmas Tree Shoppe! It only cost me $1.99!


Dress Frame to hang on my wall. I got it at TJ Maxx for $5.99.


Future DIY fixer-upper chair. I took it from one of the offices in my work building. They were going to throw it out. I'm going to paint the wooden arms & put new fabric on the cushions. It should be fun! It's too good a chair to just leave.


Cake Server plate with server paddle. Gift from my friend Debra. I can't wait to use it! =)


Tea Bag holder. Picked these up in Rhode Island this past summer. Too cute to leave!

All my new collected housewares are scattered throughout my parents' house right now & I have boxes in my car waiting to be used. Maybe I'll be in by October. I hope I hope!!!

OHH!! Don't forget to ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!! End Date is Tomorrow!!!
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16 comments:

Join the Gossip said...

Hope they get on it so you can make the move! So exciting :)

the chirpy bird said...

Listen I hear you, being sentimental makes it really hard to not be a pack rat! But yay to your new space! Congrats love
xo tash

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that you haven't moved in yet. I hope things work out soon. I am a pack rat too, I just have such a hard time parting with things, everything just seems to have a sentimental value for me. =)

Skinny Bitches in the Making said...

love that dress frame!

tess said...

sorry about the condo mess, it will work out though!

I'm catching up on your old posts and I'm so glad you enjoyed the concert! Even better yet, I'm glad the Mess is no longer having any sway over you. You deserve freedom from him and its great to know you're doing better than he is. Congrats Mel, for being in a healthy and happy relationship! No girl needs a guy who makes her feel like crap, so I'm glad you're with someone who makes you feel your best.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am so sorry about all the condo stuff...I bet that you can have a lovely tag-sale...Those are such a sweet items people would die to have!!!
Hugs and kisses,sweetie

Ps: Thank you for taking part in my GIVEAWAY!
Very sweet of you:)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

DEF go to the San Generro feast - i go every year - so much fun!!!! - go with ur man - u'll have tons of fun!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Dancing Branflake said...

Cute finds! And I hope you get to move in soon. Fingers crossed! And I am also a packrat but I prefer to call myself a collector of sorts.

The Shanner of Attention said...

I want that dress frame!

Jennifer said...

Aw, Melanie, I hope you get to move in soon! Those are such cute items! I absolutely adore that dress frame! :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I love that dress frame. I hope your closing is set soon and that you get into your new home.

Bathwater said...

Don't throw out that Sega or any games before checking out if any are worth a lot of money!

LovelyBee said...

That dress frame is too cute for words! Love your blog :)

OneCraftyFox said...

I hope you get your condo soon!! Those are awesome little finds too :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Good luck with the sale! :) I'm also a bit of a hoarder myself, because I place too much sentimental value on stuff that probably doesn't deserve it. Lol.

So, I feel your pain.

Those are fabulous items too! I adore the dress hanger. How cool!

Hollie said...

I've been looking for a chair like that! I wanna cover one with sheepskin rugs. :]

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