It's interesting how this whole process has changed my thinking. I'm still trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to encourage my mother to start sorting through her house. I know a direct approach does not work, so instead, I occasionally mention what I'm getting rid of and how nice the empty space feels. Yesterday, I was talking to her on the phone and mentioned that the two large bookcases in my craft/storage room were both only about half full of books. She says, "Oh, now you can get more books!" I laughed and said, "No, that means if I get rid of some more books, I can get rid of one of the bookcases!" Yeah, we're still coming at this whole "stuff" thing from different points. lol
And, because I want to get rid of that shelf...
Total cash from decluttering so far this year: $1,270