Down Sizing Some More
August 17, 2017 10:57pm CST
This seems like a never ending project for me but I am really doing a good job this time. I live in a very small apartment and it seems like there is never enough room for stuff. So last night I got busy and tore into my bedroom closet. I was surprised at how much stuff I found that had no meaning to me so out it went. I moved stuff today to get into my living room closet and found a bunch more. It is all history now. I love when I get into these moods., In six months I could go back through what I did keep and get rid of more. Does this happen to you?
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• Aurora, Missouri
You might check in with your local library, @Kandae11. Usually a public library will be very grateful for donations of books. What they don't need for the library can be sold and that money can be spent on new books. I used to buy tons lots of books every year. (I still do buy some physical books, but most I buy now are eBooks I can read on my phone.) I kept 17 large cardboard boxes full of books in our garage. (Those are the ones I just can't part with.) Everything else goes to the library here.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I downsized a year ago when I moved here. I should do so again, as my closets are full and I keep wondering what I'm holding onto it all for when I don't even go through any of it unless I'm actually looking for something in the closet. That's rare. Though my sewing supplies are in the closet, and those I won't get rid of.
• Aurora, Missouri
WOW! It sounds like you are a real pack rat, Velvet! (grinning and teasing you!) Don't worry, it only becomes hoarding if you have only left yourself narrow paths from one part of your apartment to another. One of my brothers is a hoarder. They bulldozed his house down because it was simply too full of literal trash to clean it up safely! He has since filled up an apartment he lived in with bags full of things from Walmart and another house with small appliances... still in their original packing boxes! SMH! I'm glad my oldest brother decided he needed to keep a closer watch on him! I tend to keep enough junk for Pretty to throw a really good garbage sale about every three or four years. (Nope, I didn't misspell that! I usually give it a slightly French pronunciation. *gar bazh*) We also have a garage that we can store things in, too. And no, nothing in our garbage sale is still new and in it's original box! SMH! (The car doesn't go in the garage because our garage only has a walk-in door.) It is the perfect storage room.
• Palisade, Colorado
Smarty! This isn't all my stuff. My oldest son and his fiance brought some stuff over too. They are looking for a different place to rent and figured it would be easier to get rid of some stuff now instead of later. I did sell quite a bit for them. I have all kinds of walking space in my apartment. I could never be a hoarder. I took care of a lady that was and it made me sick to see all that stuff. I got hired to take care over her cause she had so much stuff on her bedroom floor that she fell and broke her arm. We did get rid of a lot of it before I moved. I plan to move myself next spring so the less I have to deal with then the happier I will be. I would love to have a garage or even a small storage shed. I do have some lawn tools and extra planters and no place to put them.
• United States
From time to time I have been known to do this. Problem is unless something is broken it does not seem to get thrown away. I usually will put the items in a box, etc and then find either a Thrift store known to help out the homeless, or a church that works with them so that I know in turn the items will get put to a good use.