So Much Stuff!
Friday, February 26, 2021
I just completed 5 days of deep cleaning and decluttering my home. I don't know how I accumulated so much stuff! Over the years, I've been given and I have bought so many books, teaching enhancers, crafts, fabric, yarn nick knacks, hats and clothes. Most of them ended up in my closet or in the basement. I also have things that my son asked me to keep for him when he got married 12 years ago. It's time to move it out of the house! Letting go of old relics that bring back memories is hard, but it was time to let some of it go. I don't think that American Pickers will be coming along to offer us hundreds of dollars for our "good junk". I've put the elliptical, some curriculum books and a few pairs of snow shoes up for sale on a local virtual yard sale. The snow shoes sold, the elliptical is being given away, and no one really wants my old books.
My husband has a pick-up truck, and we have filled the back it twice with stuff for Good Will and the dump. There's still lots of things that could go. Today the realtor comes to look over the house. We are calling an end to the house purge, and enjoy the rest of our vacation. While we are thrilled at our clean home, we're not sure that we are ready to make the next step and downsize our lives. Moving will be a whole lot of work!