Thursday, March 29, 2012
I have a small dumpster parked in my driveway to dispose of the things that are really no use to anyone else. I have a bed that is filling higher and higher with things to give away. We have been doing this the past few years. It's so frustrating and also so freeing. It's not that my house should be on the next episode of "Buried Alive" or anything. My kids will say that denial is the first sign so I do need to think about that for a moment! The clutter seems to accumulate when you live in the same place for 20 years. I also have a hard time getting rid of memories. Cards, the kids school projects, and papers. Newspaper articles about family, friends, and major events. I also have plenty of momentos from two grandmothers that passed away. When my Mother downsized she shared more momentos with her daughters for safe keeping. I have a toy kitchen set, legos, etc that I'm keeping for my grandchildren. Thought my kids would claim some of it. Doesn't look like they will be taking anything. I also have plenty of church history, minutes, program info etc. Heck I even have some of my own childhood toys. I have clothes that I'm sure I will fit in soon as I'm loosing weight you know.
Dang this is so hard to do! I'll just try to be strong and forge on!