So, for now, that’s it!! Hooray!! 5 months ago
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going through the last few boxes this weekend and culling some items. We seen to keep adding things to the house…but not getting rid of a similar number of items. I feel a bit overwhelmed by how much my household had grown in possessions since both my kids moved here. I want to keep it down and need to take care of some of that this weekend. :-) 12 months ago
This is basically done. There is still a lot of stuff in the garage, but it doesn’t really need to be unpacked, just organized. 14 months ago
end this didn’t even take as long as I’d feared it might. I simply had to focus on the job at hand. I’m really relieved this is done. 14 months ago
and we are only going to live in this place for a year. A friend of mine owns it, she moved into a house (her golden girls house with another friend of ours) and the market value of her condo is still to low for her to make a profit on the sale (or not “enough” profit for her to feel it’s the right time to sell currently). So, we are living here for one year, and no option to renew, she’s going to sell when we move out next summer (June).
I still haven’t finished unpacking. Part of the reason is that I need two more bookcases, but don’t have the funds currently to purchase them.
So, this goal is to put a focus on finishing unpacking and packing up the items that can’t be unpacked or get rid of some of the items if they are no longer needed.
This will help facilitate the get rid of another 43 things goal that I have on the list as well.
I do have to admit, I doubled the number of items I had when my daughter moved in with me last summer…and now that I have gotten custody of my son, I have probably doubled it again…I don’t get how one person doubles (or more) the amount of items one owns…it’s crazy!
Anyway…the goal is to get the rest of the stuff packed (and condensed where possible), until bookshelves are an obtainable.
I also want to do a thorough cull (even though we purged a LOT of stuff when we moved, I feel it can be culled a bit more) and really reduce the amount of stuff we own. :-)
Once that is done, then I will make a goal of only owning stuff that is comfortable and necessary…no more accepting items from friends because it’ll do “for now” until I can afford what I want. I have a condo full of furniture right now that I don’t really like or want because it’s what I received from well meaning friends out of their personal items that they either didn’t want anymore (and a lot of it isn’t in great shape) or felt obligated to offer knowing we were in need. 15 months ago
This has been a rough one for us. We are having a storage issue. Just not enough room for all our stuff. So its just staying in boxes. We are slowing making progress though. Here are the sub projects to this one.
-boxes sitting in kitchen
-empty boxes in garage
-boxes in garage 17 months ago
but the books aren’t the worst of it. What is all this… matter? Why do we own this stuff?
At one point, I counted 124 boxes left to unpack. Then we brought over some more. Time for a new count, if only to assure myself that there are a finite, countable number of boxes.
I see 52. There is one more in my car, so 53. That’s still a lot! 1 year ago
I am chagrined to see how long ago I set this goal. Well, it was as achieved as it’s ever going to get three or four years ago. In fact, we’ll probably have to move sometime in the middle of next year, so I’ll have to pack things back up. 2 years ago
No more excuses.
1 – Put books on bookshelf
2 – organize wardrobe
3 – stuff to go can be gathered into one or two boxes 2 years ago
Hmm, I unpacked from my most recent trip but not the two before. I really think the key is having an hour or two set aside right when you get home to do it first. Also, my last trip was camping, and I didn’t want to bring home any bugs. :) 3 years ago
Ugh, if I don’t do this right after I get back from a trip, it seems to become a giant headache. Yet the stuff is in my way. 3 years ago
How I did it: I moved here a long while ago, and it was a whole ordeal. I had to ship my entire life here in tubs that I UPS-ed. I had unpacked all the tubs, and my suitcases that I flew here with, but I had a few items leftover in my suitcase that I really had no place for in the house.
Finally today, I unpacked those items, simply because I needed the suitcase. That was the only thing that motivated me. It's been sitting on the floor, just tempting the cat to claw it up, for almost forever.
I was still really stuck on what to do with the stuff inside, so I just took things out, and walked around with them, until I found a place. It didn't help that half these items were fragile (and therefore also likely to be ruined by the cat). Then I remembered a dresser we have with nothing in it, so I put it there. Because really, where else does one put there dad's silver plated sippy cup from when he was a baby? Seriously - stupid items. It's no wonder I put this off.
We have a more permanent piece of furniture coming with cabinets where I can move stuff to later, but at least this is a temporary solution, where I know things won't get broken or dented. I think I will feel better when it's all in the proper cabinet instead of this temporary fix, and when I'm home to enjoy the space! Read how I did it… 3 years ago