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.