Three quarters of a ton!
Today marks 3/4 ton of stuff donated or sold. I sold three chairs and two rocking chairs today, gave away another chair and a shelf, and donated three shirts, some Bible memory cards, five vases and two decorative jars, and… as usual I can’t even remember what the rest of the stuff was. Oh, two coats, a board game, a puzzle, a tape dispenser and a pencil sharpener (both the very old kind), and… my microwave. There were a few boxes of other things including an old crate, two sets of curtains, a carry-on bag, and some small plastic storage crates. Lots of miscellaneous. A few candles. A dishtowel… but back to the microwave.
I’ve been debating the microwave for awhile. It’s big. It’s bulky. And it’s healthier not to use one. I didn’t use it much anyway, and I doubt I’ll miss it much. So away it went.
I actually got rid of 1600 pounds so far; there was another load after the 1500 mark. And there’s another box and pile growing in the basement. I still need to get rid of a queen sized mattress, a living room chair, and a gate-leg table. I’ve promised the back yard table to someone. I never used it except to stand on to reach mulberries. She’s also going to consider the back yard furniture I still have. I still have a couple things to return that I only just found and had never used. (Stuff that is still returnable, I hope.) And there’s a box at the new house that is growing into a donation pile as well, because when I looked in my closet yesterday, I thought, “Wow, I really don’t need all this!”
It seems the less I have, the less I want to have and the more I enjoy what I do have and the time my new found freedom has given me.