Monday, March 16, 2009

Shedding the Stuff

This weekend we started with serious sorting of what is getting stored, shipped or given away. We have to have a complete household inventory of what is stored and shipped, along with replacement value, before the movers come. Holy cow, do we have a lot of stuff! Even in our small house, we've managed to accumulate a lot.

The amazing thing is, for the last 6 months, since we've known we've been going, we've been shedding the stuff. Trips to Goodwill, toys to people with smaller kids... and yet we STILL have more to go!

Patrick commented that we've spent a lot of money on this stuff that we are giving away. He is right! This kind of effort will make you think twice before you buy anything and bring it into the house. Do we really NEED it? Will we really USE it?

Whew. This is a big project. We now have the family room done and Brandon's room almost done. We're working through the house together and Patrick is also working through the garage during the day. I'm glad that we have a couple of weeks after the preview trip to get this stuff figured out.

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