We continue on the road to downsizing: The CDs are almost completely uploaded to our computers and have been going to a friend as we finish recording them; this past Sunday we dropped off five bags of clothes to a donation center; and I have two “care packages,” going out to friends tomorrow, of items that will be more appreciated in their spaces than mine. We have a few items on our storage porch that need to be disposed of and have to purge our collection of bed linen, then we’re pretty much down to just the “bare minimum” and I’m not sure there’s much more downsizing to be done. We have been very careful not to purchase anything new, aside from food and toiletries, since the purging began a few months ago. (OK, there was that small Steve Walker print we got in Provincetown for Holly Folly, but otherwise….)
Also, my massive “re-bag and board my comic collection before I move again” project is nearing its end. 4 months ago, I had 6,000+ books to slide into collector sleeves with backing boards. Now I only have about 200 to go and that project will be behind me. I could have had it done sooner, but I’ve only been buying one pack of 100-count bags and boards each week when I pick up my comics to defray the cost a bit.
It is amazing how addictive this process is…the more I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of. By the time we move, we may be down to clothes, laptops, TV and comic books. The thing I’m proudest of is that NOTHING has been thrown away…it’s all been given to friends, donated and on the rare occasion, sold. Nothing added to the landfills or dumps.
I hope to have good news soon about just where we may be going when we move from our current residence but for now, mum’s the word 🙂