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Year of Downsizing

Monday, September 02, 2013

Robert and I have spent the Labor Day weekend fixing up the house in order to sell it in a few months. We removed the front doors in order to repaint them and had to hang a sheet up as it got up in the nineties. Today it is supposed to be 102 so we may have to turn off the air conditioner when we removed the doors for a second coat.

We plan on getting rid of half our belongings. There is too much stuff and I think it gets in the way of losing weight and having time for leisure activities. Our problem is we are intellectual hoarders, we love books, but we've been taking load after load to Half Price Books and selling them.

As far as all my son's science and art projects - I am taking photos of them and then throwing them out. Keeping our own and other people's memories can be overwhelming.
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    1727 days ago
    I totally understand! We just went through our house, gave a lot of things away, and packed up excess stuff and put it in a storage unit in order to stage the house for sale. We cleaned out ALL the closets and cupboards and a lot of the furniture. Only enough left to stage the house. We listed the house on August 1st and have shown it a few times. Our house is sitting on 13 acres though, so probably will only interest potential buyers who have animals, like we did.

    We are hoping to sell before this year is out, as we just bought a new RV and are planning to travel and live in it most of the time! Good luck! emoticon
    1728 days ago
    Have a blessed rest of the weekend.
    1728 days ago
    When we cleaned out our parents home, it was fun to look at old report cards and art projects but then we threw them away. It's good to purge. The memories should be stored in our hearts.

    I need to do this to my house too! Some day...

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    1728 days ago
    Sounds like this is a healthy way of downsizing. Good for you. emoticon
    1728 days ago
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