Some additional thoughts about downsizing. I have gotten some interesting comments about getting rid of things. But, moving will usually motivate people to get started. I just am a drastic case. I started with a lot, and I now have room physically for a little. Also, I don’t have anyone who wants my stuff but me. And I will always have my memories.
Selling only goes so far. One lady sold a purse. I have not even tried to sell clothes – sweaters, purses, shoes or other items. No, that is not true. I am trying to sell expensive NEW golf shoes (Steve and I were preparing to play a lot of golf) but no one wants them. I am now trying to sell his golf clubs but so far, no one wants them, either.
I am hoping that the Holidays will bring more buyers as people look for gifts for loved ones. I am now ready to let go of my nicer things – steak knives…
Mama Dorough’s Silverware. It is vintage silverplate.
Today, I posted 5 nice things. I have more to come. Somehow, getting rid of objects is easier for me than getting rid of old photographs of my parents and relatives and old photograph albums of everyone that I have EVER known. Haha. Somehow, it seems like it is proof that all of us actually existed. But, when I think about it, that doesn’t seem very healthy – mentally. So, I am still thinking about that one. My friend Susan posted a meme on Facebook this week that has me thinking.
Maybe that thought will help me throw out more old stuff – like old magazines, old newspaper articles, and such.
I now have four boxes of stuff – old birthday cards, old drawings by my kids when they were young, thousands of articles about Daddy, and such. I was always going to write a book about him. (sigh). I remember all of it. So, when I look at pictures or read an article, I realize that I am the only one who cares! And, and that thought, along with most of it, makes me cry. And crying makes my eyes puffy or gives me a headache. Haha.
Can I get the boxes down to three? Plus I have other boxes with saved stuff – all of Steve’s valuable N-Scale trains. Where am I going to put 8 boxes of stuff??? So, I am going to Paris with a damaged Steinway, 4 (hopefully 3) boxes of memories, photographs, and assorted stuff, two shelves of books!!!!!!!, a desk with computer/and printer, a work cart, 8 boxes of trains, a Panasonic Digital movie camera (that Steve used for depositions), Wayne Gretzky’s hockey stick, pots & pans, a lot of dish-ware & silverware, and a cat. Really, it is time to get a grip! (sigh.) Witness the photograph below – hanging on the wall. Wish me luck.