Monday, September 5, 2016

September 2016

September - Labor day weekend.

We purged and packed the dinning room.

I am still going thru papers and shredding documents.  My husband asked if I was purging 40 years of papers.  I think it just feels like it.  I don't really have 40 years worth.  I hope.

I had a hard time purging items from the dinning room.  I love linens - of course they are fabric.  So it was hard to let some of them go.  I love dishes and teapot and cups.  I let some of them go but very likely kept more than I should have.  Thank God for the organizer and my daughter and daughter-in-law who helped me.

Oh, and cookbooks.  What is it about cookbooks?  I have collected them for years and hardly ever use them but I do enjoy looking at them.  I let many of them go and tried to sell some but most ended up at Goodwill.  I hope I don't buy them back.

We have also been eating out of the freezer.  We have had many interesting meals.  But I am attempting to get most of the food gone so we do not have to move it.  This is really not good for my diet. 

When my husband ask what I wanted to do today I told him it was Labor Day and we would be laboring.  Go purge and pack a box.  So far he has packed 1/2 of a box and purged nothing.  I am currently attempting to talk him into a storage unit so we are not living with packed boxes all around for the next month +.

It is going to be a hard move.


  1. aieeee I feel your pain. We need to move, so I've not only gotten back into the studio (after Cole's death that was nearly impossible) but been doing the same thing you are. Going thru years of stuff and recycling or throwing away. It feels like throwing away money. But I admit seeing some empty space feels good too. Some stuff really doesn't bring me joy any longer, so I don't miss it.
    I do wish I could keep every stinkin' quilt magazine I ever bought, but have been doing the tearing out pages thing too. It's just not the same...
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    1. I am finding that the more I let go the easier it is. I have uncovered many treasures but a lot more trash. Why did I keep some of this stuff?

  2. Been there, done that. Reduced a whole life down to fir into a 5x5' storage unit. Yes, it IS hard. Good luck! XO

    1. I am making progress - slowly. We did hear back on the house we offered on. The appraisal came thru and we will be signing next week sometime. It has gotten easier to toss items the more I do. Except for fabric of course.