The last of the “stuff”
Someone came and loaded their truck with things for the free store today. I didn’t get to weigh it because they were in a hurry. I weighed two things at 50 lbs. There were two end tables that were at least 15 lbs each, a laundry hamper (5), 2 large boxes (25/ea), a sewing machine in it’s cabinet (50), a bicycle (35), 2 large area rugs (20), and sadly 5 gallons of paint…. plus odds and ends. I’d say there was more than 250 pounds. If my guesses are right, that brings me to 1300 pounds that I’ve donated. I sold another bike (50 by the shipping weight). I also shredded and burned three shoe boxes full of old paperwork (10 lbs) and have more than two large boxes of things to go to recycling. I’ll be able to weigh those.
I think I’m going to actually make it to 2000 pounds-a full ton of stuff! I still have to sell a settee/wooden bench, 2 rocking chairs, a gate leg table, give away a queen sized mattress and a couple bed frames, and toss/recycle some other miscellaneous.
One thing is certain: I’ve been a LOT less likely to buy anything since this started. I still struggle not to buy food just because it’s on sale, but with the smaller fridge, that shouldn’t be as much of an issue, either.
1360 pounds and counting… I’m very thankful most of it can be donated, and that of the remainder most can be recycled. It sure makes me think though. That’s a lot of stuff, and keeping it has been senseless. Even after I move completely, I will probably go through some of it a second time, and possibly even a third. Hopefully I’ll be able to move back to Missouri next year, and I do NOT want to drag it all with me!