Just so you know… I am still in the process of slowly purging our home and our lives of STUFF!
I haven’t given up… I labour on determinedly… and the main reason why I keep up these random posts (containing photographic evidence of my embarrassing mass of stuff) – is to hold myself accountable – in a sense – to YOU (reader of this blog)… so that I don’t slack – or give up (or burn the entire house down in a rage).
Slowly but surely… we are purging!
Step One: To get rid of MOST of our stuff by early December… to sell it (yard sale)… and donate everything not sold.
Step Two: Our (much smaller) remnant of stuff will be kept until we sell this house. We still want the house to look homely and “lived in” – hence not getting rid of absolutely everything during phase 1 of The Purge.
Step Three: Once the house has been sold, purge / sell / donate / chuck… the rest of the stuff.
Step Four: Tiny portion of boxes, absolute favourite things and sentimental goodies will go and live in a storeroom at Nick’s parents’ home for an undefined period of time.
Step Five: Leave on our adventure with only 4 small day-packs, 2 carry-on suitcases (for our laptops, cameras, etc – basically – our portable office)… and 2 check-in suitcases.
In a nutshell, the goal is to: whittle down our mountain of stuff to fit in to a weeny cluster of suitcases that we’ll be able to carry… or wheel… where we’d like (on our own – without needing extra hands to help us).
Unbelievably – I’m still wading through my bedroom and dressing room crap. Here are some pics:
Above: Necklaces after the purge. There are 2 necklaces in this picture that I’m not nuts about. They aren’t really “me” (Hint: they’re silver. I don’t like shiny things) – but I’m struggling to part with them because they were both gifts. Is it wrong to get rid of gifts that relatives and friends have so kindly chosen?
Above: Rings. My favourite is the multi-coloured, beady one that looks a bit like a flower. I have another big ring that I love (hidden somewhere in our house amongst the clutter) – given to me by my friend, Tracy. I want to keep that one too – but couldn’t find it to add to this photo.
So – there you go. Today, I think I might just be brave enough to tackle… (wait for it)… TOYS! Or maybe just the thought of going through the toys is enough to send me straight to bed with a jar of nutella.
So now you know.