I mentioned in my last post that I found an organization that doesn't sell what's given to them, but gives it to needy people in the community I live in. I packed my SUV and delivered a ton of stuff today...
While the lady and I were unloading my SUV (I feel so pretentious when I say SUV, but that's what it is). I mentioned that I have furniture that I'd like to donate and do they pick up. The answer was the one I wanted...yes...they do pick up. So, this is where the downsizing bug comes in and now I want to get rid of all of it. I also know that's not going to happen because there are some things I want to keep...tools...bowling balls to be turned into yard art...a box of Hummels...a box of silver (silverware and the like)...printers...yard art...to name a few. I don't know if it will be enough to justify the PODS price. I'm still working that one out.
I'm starting to see noticeable signs of progress. Today I broke down two shelving units in the garage...
In fact, the garage is starting to look empty and that's a good thing. My SUV is full again with stuff I'm going to take to Home2Home tomorrow, the place I've been writing about.
One side of the garage has stuff earmarked for Goodwill and there's not that much. I took a load there right after my moving sale. I figured I'd better do that before any of the stuff made it's way back into the house.
Home2Home also takes pictures, so I'm taking my mom's oil paintings. I must have 20 pictures she painted. It's been tough trying to decide what to do with them...you know...feeling guilty at the thought of not hanging onto them. She did a nice job, but they're not my style. When I was loading them into my car I looked at each one and then I found one that really appealed to me...
I don't know how I missed this one before, but I did. Fortunately, I found it before it was too late and it's going to Tucson with me. Now I don't feel guilty.
Monday the people from Home2Home are coming to pick up the couch and loveseat, coffee table, end table, dining room table, and six dining room chairs. They won't take the buffet because it's too big. At least I have that worked out with the people leasing the house. Now I won't have to deal with it for a year.
The next thing I'll schedule for them to pick up will be the dressers and desks. I have two chairs in the family room that swivel and rock, which I really like, so I think I'll keep them.
I swear, I'm going to get down to the bare minimum and stay that way so that my son won't have to go through this in 30 or so years.
Loving the sunshine,