I don't think anyone would argue that we all have too much 'stuff'. We're bombarded with advertising that tells us we need more or need better 'stuff' than we already have. Eventually, we might even be convinced we need a bigger house to have a place to keep all the 'stuff' we've accumulated. I'm as bad as anyone about hanging on to my 'stuff' too long. I tend to get sentimental over the silliest things and can attach emotion to just about anything tied to a memory.
Recently, my family and I began the process of trying to declutter our house in preparation of placing it on the market. What started as a week or so blocked off to accomplish this chore became several months with still not enough progress to suit me! Sure, it's easy enough to go through the clothes and send to Goodwill, but when it comes to my gadgets, what if I NEED that do-flitchit again? Why get rid of it only to buy it again later? Of course I can't get rid of my roller skates. I'm sure I'll go skating again one of these years. Same thing with my aerobic step. And the bucket of seashells? Those were a souvenir of my oldest's first trip to the beach. I can't get rid of those!
So you see my point. We all probably have a few things we can stand to clean out. If you need some motivation to start or some help with knowing what to do with your stuff once you clean it out, these classes might be worth your while.
The Woodford County Extension Service will offer "Get It Together" at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2 at the Agriculture Resource Building, 184 Beasley Road. The class will offer tips and ideas for decluttering your home. Call (859) 873-4601 to reserve a seat.
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The Woodford County Library will offer "Selling on Ebay" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14 at the library, 115 North Main Street. Learn from a certified Ebay specialist how to sell your clutter and make money on Ebay! Registration is required. Call (859) 873-5191.
The best part? Both classes are free! Now you have no excuses. Happy cleaning!
The Midway Woman's Club welcomed Versailles antiques expert Dr. Ron Wells to its January meeting. Patterned after the popular roadshow events and television series, Wells provided history for and appraised two items for each person in attendance. Items ranged from a nineteenth century lavalier, or necklace, appraised at $95 to $125 to a 1900s Tiffany and Company silver hot water pot valued on its own at $1,000 to $1,200 dollars. Should the owner be able to locate the remaining pieces of the set, the value jumps to between $5,000 and $10,000. Of course, a few members were disappointed to find their trinkets basically worthless other than their sentimental value. Club President Debra Shockley said she keeps hoping to find the piece that will fund her retirement. "Maybe next year," she said.
Woodford Cheerleaders Claim Title
The Woodford County High School cheerleaders competed in the Sixth Annual Battle of the Bluegrass cheerleading competition at Tates Creek High School in Lexington Saturday, January 10. The team won the Grand Champion award earning the highest score among all school divisions at the competition. Pictured front row from left: Whitley Sutherland, Megan Grimes, Taylor Pennie and Amber Siegelman. Second row: Shanna Keegan, Emily Woodrum, Kyla Parrett, Madison Joest and Lizzie Rose. Third row: Scarlett Shelby, Haley Freeman, Kelsey Kerns, Molly Major, Miyee Carney, Michaela Pierceall and Assistant Coach Amanda Brewer. Back row: Kaitlin Prather, Leslie Gritton, Ashley Toles, Deryan Miller, Kaitlyn Ratterman, Hannah Garcia, Gina Evans and Head Coach Jason Jeffries.