Wednesday, October 16, 2019

It’s time to go, into the dumpster, 229/365

    The dumpster has arrived. Let the letting go begin. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It’s time to go, bedding and clothing, 228/365

     The attic is purged, except for a couple of Christmas boxes. For the most part, things are in plastic boxes. In fact, three empty plastic boxes is proof that I got rid of stuff. The truck of the car is filled with treasures for Goodwill. Bags of clothing and bedding are ready for the church rummage sale. The dumpster is coming next Wednesday.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

It’s time to go, stuff in the attic, 227/365

We’re back at again, letting go of stuff. Another dumpster will be delivered in our driveway in a couple of weeks. It’s our fourth or fifth in the last twenty years. Unfortunately I don’t keep track of the dates of that kind of home maintenance—maybe in my next life.
    Our goal is to clear out enough stuff so we could call a realtor and say we we’d be ready to put the house on the market in three months. We have no specific plans, but at our age (circling 80), it’s not a wild idea.
    The focus this time will be on the attic, garage, or barn. As far as I’m concerned, if you have even one of these, it will get filled/junked up. It’s a law of nature.
    I’ve been working on the attic. My plan is to go through EVERYTHING. If we’re not using it, out it goes. When I am finished I envision that all that remains will be in plastic storage boxes--seasonal clothes and bedding, cushions for outdoor furniture, and selected Christmas decorations.
    ALL the rest will go to the church fair and rummage sale, Goodwill, the put-and-take (which closes at the end of the month), and of course, the dumpster.  

Friday, February 1, 2019

It’s time to let go of photographs, 226/365

     That’s not really true. As I mentioned a few days ago, NO it’s not time to let go of family photographs. Today, however, it was time to organize the albums on the shelf and while doing so to let go of a few books and notebooks. What you see in the photo is a half-filled garbage bag, a half-filled grocery bag with books to go to the put-and-take, and some piles of books to get ride of or to read. It may not look like progress to you, but it feels like progress to me. With the organization I’ve just completed, I might be ready to go through the albums and get rid of duplicate pictures.