A ton of stuff?

I’ve heard of people getting rid of all but 400 items or even all but 100 items. One young man wanted to try living with no more than he could carry. My mind can’t quite grasp that. So my goal is to donate-quite literally-a ton of stuff. I wish I’d started weighing everything at the beginning, because it’s kind of a fun concept, and will benefit me in two ways-I will have a goal in mind and if I meet that goal I’ll be very conscientious about what I am dragging through life from now on. Certainly it doesn’t take nearly a ton of items (excluding house and car!) to care for one 140 pound person.

The ton isn’t furniture or necessities, either. So far it’s clothes I never wore, bedding and kitchen items I never used (and frankly had forgotten I owned anyway), and books I either never read or could easily check out from the library or read on my e-reader. I’ve already donated about 120 pounds of stuff this week, just since I started weighing. I believe I donated at least 200 pounds before that, things that weren’t weighed. Most of that was clothes. I have another box of books and three other boxes already sorted for donation. And a 30 pound bag of fabric I’m still looking for a home for. Weigh in before donation is tomorrow morning.

A ton of stuff. Is it possible that I was holding onto so much?

 

By the way, for the first time in memory I went to Walmart a couple nights ago without going through the clearance aisle. That’s a first. Another first: I walked out with only the food I’d gone in for.

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About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

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