Rachel and I have ditched 317 things this weekend – so far.
All of them were trashed, burned, donated, put in boxes for Daisy to sell, or given away to charity.
Plus, innumerable old papers and trash were disposed of without being counted.
Weekend Makeover style!
We’re tired of junk and are working towards minimalism. I believe it will help us have more time to be creative and more time for each other, as well as less stress.
When we bought our house it was chock-full of stuff already, much of it quite nice. There’s a lot we need to sell and give away, and then there’s plenty more of our own stuff that could be pared down.
A household of 12 gets filled quickly without eternal vigilance. Some of the kids got rid of things too – at least 100 between them.
Now we have at least 417 less things to bug us, and what we have left is more accessible and easier to use.
you don’t own your stuff, your stuff owns you
Wow, you counted?
We did a de-junking when we moved. Nothing like having to fit your entire life into a single U-Haul truck cuz you’re only making that 900-mile trip ONCE, to make you realize how much stuff in the house you don’t actually need but were just hanging on to in case you ever found another use for it. We filled 2 giant bagsters to overflowing and then put a bunch of big stuff out on the driveway, hoping some poor saps would take the bait and mistake our junk for treasure, then cart it off so we wouldn’t have to pay to have it removed.
Although to be fair, a lot of that “junk” was actually useful stuff I would have liked to have kept, like the wheelbarrow, and all my potted plants…but we did eventually run out of space. It’s surprising how much volume of books and prepping supplies one can accumulate in just a decade or so.