So we’re moving in two weeks from today. I think we have a whopping 9 boxes packed, including the 2 crates of baby clothes that have been packed for weeks now. Yep. We’re lightening fast over here.
I was reading over at I’m an Organizing Junkie‘s blog hoping that some of her zen wisdom will rub off on me. Her post from a week or so ago, The Power of the Purge, really spoke to me. All of the reasons I’ve been holding on to stuff for so many years were dealt with– and now I realize just how silly they are.
But growing up in a very humble family, we tended to hold on to stuff for later because we weren’t always sure we could get it when we’d need it again. But that leaves us carrying soooo much baggage for so many years in between.
So I’ve been purging– and FreeCycling or selling it on Amazon. Can I tell you?! The stuff that gathered dust and took up space in my tiny place has already made me over $100 on Amazon! Wow! And that’s $100 from the sale of just 7 books.
I think I’m almost over being a packrat. Or at least I’ve taken a step towards breaking the habit. If anyone reading this needs to break this habit also, here is a really good article to help you begin.