So I started the overwhelming task of purging my possessions.
15 years of living in one place allows for a lot of stuff to build up. I have stuff I don’t even know I have!
I have stuff I bought and never even opened!
I have stuff I haven’t seen touched or used in years!
Because it’s just easy to buy and pack into a house, shop, garage, basement or closet and forget about.
Have you ever seen a show where they open up a closet and an avalanche of stuff falls out on top of the person?
I think I have one of those some where.
Scary you never know if that bowling ball on the shelf is going to take you out!
The good news is I found about $300.00 worth of stuff I can take back unopened so far! It’s kind of a weird sort of savings program.
I also threw out a lot of odd ball stuff that was pieces or parts to things long gone.
I found expired food and medications, empty containers, old magazines and books that no longer appeal to me as well as shoes and jackets I havent worn in years.
The real problem is a lot of the stuff I paid good money for and it’s hard to get rid of.
The other problem is we attach feelings and emotions to things.
I got that in Maui, or my kid gave that to me, or my wife. How about that was uncle/aunt so and sos favorite. How do you part with it?
My wife and I are struggling with that very dilemma.
So we talked it over and we are going to take it in stages.
First we are going thru the house and finding the easy things to part with. The junk, out dated stuff, broken things or things with missing parts. Old books, clothes, shoes and magazines. Next we sort the stuff we can put in a yard sale. Another stack will be donated items. Then the things we can put on Craigslist.
I gotta tell ya it’s been pretty liberating so far just the little bit We have unloaded.
There is still a lot of mixed feelings about the process but other people I have talked to or read about that are on the other side of this process are so happy and wished they had done it sooner than they did.
We are excited about progressing into this new chapter of our lives.
Simply less stuff.
Less stuff to deal with. Less to maintain. Less to worry about and less to drag around on our new adventure.
This will be one of the hardest best things we have ever gone thru.
How about you? Could you live with less? How would it change your life? Can you see yourself starting the process of lightening your load?
Think about the possibilities.