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Moving Plans

March 25th, 2010 at 09:02 am

In anticipation of this move, it has essentially taught me one thing...

We need to downsize and I think in the end it will be therapeutic.

Less stuff, less to worry about, more time to enjoy life.

I've decided through all this a few of things I'm going to get rid of are:

Our sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman in our formal living room.

Our two extra laptops that we haven't used in months

Prom dresses I know I'll never wear again, but have kept them for the past 10 years simply for the inspiration of "Hey, I can still fit that"

Going through my textbooks and tossing a lot of them

Letting go of "momentos" I kept from the kids (specifically baby clothes). I don't need to keep their bibs to serve as a reminder of how little they were. Their artwork and one or two outfits per kid is sufficient.

Loads of kitchen stuff that causes my cabinets to overflow. I have two COMPLETE sets of stainless and nonstick cookware. Which really, I could take bits and pieces from each to make 1 set and then donate the rest to charity.

And on that note, I have about 30 bars of soap I think would benefit a homeless shelter more than sitting on the shelf for the next 30 years waiting for me to use it. I use soap but I use the Pampered Chef soap dispenser thing that makes liquid soap last an extremely long time. Hence, I have never used this box that was given as a promotion for buying our water softener.

There is a lot more, but that is just for starters.

I'd like to live a minimalist life and what better excuse to finally start doing it than the thought of moving down 1000 sq ft.

I think in the end, others can benefit from our downsizing - and that in itself feels good.

3 Responses to “Moving Plans”

  1. kristenintheislands Says:

    Every 6 months I purge my condo. It's so liberating. Sometimes I have to do a few passes in a 2 week period of time because there is always something I "think" I want, but a week or so later I find I really do not need it taking up valuable space after all. Good luck with the move.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I'm also committed to decluttering. I'm much more careful about what i buy these days, too.

  3. Jerry Says:

    We just moved from a larger apartment (filled with mold) to a smaller one (in a much better part of town), but it really does lead to a lot of downsizing! In many ways, I like it. I have parted with clothes that I never wear, and I have some insurance that I will be able to actually find things again! Moving is a huge pain in the neck, though, that is for sure.
    Jerry

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