I have too much stuff.
I am amazed at this because I thought I took care of most of it when I packed up for the house that the deal fell through last summer. What I didn’t realize is that I had bought a lot of stuff through over the years for when we had a house. Now that we have a house I realize that we either don’t need it, it doesn’t fit in with the theme have for that room or I think it’s ugly and/or I don’t like it.
I dropped off four boxes and a bag at the thrift store yesterday. I can’t believe I had that much stuff after we just had a garage sale and I dumped stuff of at the thrift store after the sale. A box and a bag of what I dropped yesterday were curtains from the new house that we weren’t going to use. That was basically all of them and the blinds that came with them. I hate blinds. Hate. Hate. Hate. So, yes, I am curtainless for the time being. I didn’t realize that it would take me this long to find curtains I like that were the right length or that they were so expensive. I have four windows and need 8 panels. I bought 8 panels yesterday and my husband will hang them up this weekend. Not as expensive as I thought. They were on sale for $12.9 each. Yeah.
My husband and I have decided is that we want items in our house that define who we are now together and the direction we want to go in – seperate and together. Most of the odds and ends we have now are from when he lived alone and I lived with my roommate. They aren’t important or have any emotional value so they have to go. Except for my Barefoot Bear collection. I am keeping my bears forever.
There’s a lot of stuff that I am donating right now and not saving for the next garage sale. I can’t. I don’t want that stuff clogging up my basement. I drop off my stuff at a thrift store where the proceeds go to a local animal shelter. I think it’s important to give back. I’m glad my things will go to a good home and the animal shelter can get some money to buy what they need.
I’m excited to see what our house (I love those two words) looks like when the dust settles and we have everything put away. (Yeah, like that’s going to happen soon).
I’m going try to put a box of stuff for my office away tonight. I’m afraid to start in my office. This is one area where I have way too much stuff. Basically it’s books. I have to go through them and get rid of some or a lot of them. I had most of my books in the basement in my hutch (the hutch will probably be my next post). I don’t have my hutch anymore so I have to come face to face with how many books I really have. I bought about half of them at garage sales so I’m not going to be that heartbroken to get rid of some. My office is probably going to be the hardest group of stuff to decide what to get rid of and what to keep.
If you don’t see a post from me in the next couple of days I am buried in my stuff. Hopefully someone will find me and unbury me.