Over the past 5 years we have accumulated a lot of stuff. When we put our house on the market we brought a good amount of it up to my mother in law's garage for storage. It made things easier for what little house showings we've had but yesterday we had to rent a U-Haul to get all of it back over here to prepare for the move.
I was planning to sell most of the furniture, but unfortunately some of it got molded from all the rain we had over the summer. With only three house showings under our belt over the past 6 or 8 months, we might have been better off keeping it all here. Now I will be lucky to give the furniture away.
I guess it's just as well, it seems no one wants to pay a fair price for anything. I've had 4 yard sales so far and had people trying to haggle with me over things like a $5 DVD player. Most of the things I've put on Craigslist have sat there even though they are bargain priced. Looks like we'll end up just giving everything away since we are planning to rent when we get to Portland. We may not have a yard where we're going and we have a lot of yard stuff; lawn mower, shovels, rakes, etc.
On the plus side, we learned yesterday that we can claim the loss on our house on our taxes. If the house sells for less than $175,000 which is looking likely; we'll be losing about $60,000 on it. The Pet Transportation is also supposed to be tax deductible. Still have not heard any additional news from them. Will have to give them a call tomorrow.