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REFLECTION 10: Downsizing

Once I made my decision, it was time to start getting rid of stuff. My folks generously offered to have a garage sale for me at their house. I hauled 7 truck loads of crap up to their house and sold a ton of stuff – $670 worth. And, I only hauled 2 truck loads back. What I hauled back will be put out when I have a Moving sale to get rid of garage stuff and other household items once the house is sold.

I tackled the closets in the house too – went through paperwork, pictures, and memorabilia. It’s amazing what you save or keep. There were boxes that I had not opened since I had moved into the house. So, entire boxes of stuff was either shredded or tossed.

As for items or furniture, I asked myself frequently, do I love this or does it have a dual purpose or does it have some type of meaning? If I answered yes to any of those questions, I kept the item or it was gotten rid of. Going from a 2600+ square foot house to a condo that has 1173 square feet will not be easy, and a lot of stuff will need to go.

Besides the Moving Sale, I brought quite a bit of furniture to TurnStyle to sell – which is a great resource to use.

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