It's summer. I'm not about to spend all summer purging my house of stuff. I'm still doing it, but in a very laid back fashion. Overall, I'm parting with things so much easier. Stuff I thought I would never want to donate is out of my house.
A really big contributing factor to that was reading "Financial Peace" by Dave Ramsey. Yeah, we have 'stuffitis' big time - the all-American syndrome of 'must have the latest gadget/toy/accessory'. It's humbling to turn that around and to be constantly reminded of how little we need when we see those in actual need. To realize how much time or money we spend on stuff is eye opening. Have you read that book? It's a must read (even if you don't like the guy), he has some great points and I must say the book has been life changing for us. We were never the spend-spend-spend type, quite frugal in the way we live, but even for us it's been a push in a good direction. Living with debt is no fun, even if it is just a mortgage and some student loans.
Living debt free? Now we're talking! Baby steps, baby steps... Craigslist is a good help in that regard :)
I'm also so much pickier in giveaways I enter now, only for things I actually need, not just clutter that I want.
105 clothing items (donated)
9 cloth diapers (sold)
4 cloth diapers (donated)
as of August 10th
Selling Stuff YTD: made $882