I packed up "hazardous waste" for the collection taking place this weekend. It's a free service of our waste management district!
You might have thought I was a construction worker. Paint cans, used oil, and all kinds of gunky stuff that Mike used out in the garage filled the back end of my car. (Keep in mind I drive a Prius though.) Then I filled it again for the regular recycle and ReUse room, plus two bags of trash. The second trip this week!
I asked my next door neighbor to come over on Thursday. He loaded up all the kindling wood and took it away. Well, I helped him. They are both in their 80's and heat with wood, a lot of which he still cuts himself.
My house has two garden sheds, and the garage alone is literally the same square footage as the condo I am moving into, with a small, one car garage. It will be quite the exercise in downsizing!
One of the prospective buyers that looked at the house wanted to know about whether or not there was storage in the attic. Well, there is over the garage, but I told my realtor that if someone was dissatisfied with the amount of storage in this house they should seek therapy for a hoarding disorder.
Why do we accumulate so much stuff? I have been gradually getting rid of stuff for the past several years and I am still overwhelmed by the task of preparing to move.