A ton lighter!!!

I’ve weighed in the things that will be donated tomorrow. By noon tomorrow I will have reached my goal of discarding (donating or selling) a full 2000 pounds-one ton-of stuff. (Two items may still be awaiting pickup.) For those who may not follow this blog, my original goal was at least 1000 pounds, but with the thought that I might be able to reach 2000. I had no idea that I had that much stuff. The process has definitely changed my perspective on things. I certainly haven’t bought much since beginning to downsize in earnest. Even my grocery bills have been cut about in half, because I think about what I’m buying now, and only buy what I really need, not what I want. And I wasn’t a spender to start with!

The 2000 pounds doesn’t include the washer, dryer, stove, or fridge, because I replaced the fridge with a mini fridge and will one day buy a new washer and dryer, though not immediately. The stove has probably left my life for good, but I still didn’t count it. I also haven’t weighed the miscellaneous trash that needs to be thrown out or recycled. There isn’t much, and I’ll probably run it to the recycling drop tomorrow afternoon.

In the meantime, I can breathe a sigh of relief. I think next time I move, I’ll limit myself to moving 1/2 ton of stuff. Maybe. In the meantime, I’ve already started a donation box at the new house. It’s almost full.

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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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