20 more pounds-846 lbs total
four glass bowls (mainly Pyrex), a bunch more fabric, more glasses, and three shirts I’d forgotten I had. The tapes didn’t sell on e-bay, so I’m trying to figure out what if anything to do with them now. I’m starting a pile of paper for donation, and it’s growing too. Thankfully we recycle paper and cardboard at work. I should be able to sell two more chests of drawers later this week or early next week, too.
*sigh* people would get bored reading this if anyone really did, but it will sure be nice to show any auditors that question the number of charitable donations I make this year!
I’m up to 846 pounds lost. The five pounds of dust or so that I’ve removed along with the items isn’t in my total. My bed is in an 8×10 room. There was too much stuff in there, so I hadn’t rearranged the furniture in that room for… well, too long, from the look of the pile of dust and fur I found under the bed when I moved it.
I really will shed half a ton of stuff. My house is beginning to look emptier now, and I’m enjoying the emptiness. It actually feels better and looks better with less in it, even though it does feel a little ‘bare’. And just the fewer items makes it easier to clean and organize.
Now the grand question: What does a person do with the oddities that grandparents and others have given through the years-things with emotional value? Especially when the emotional value is my parents’, not mine?