Saturday, September 19, 2015

Out It Goes

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.


16 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe you have already bought a condo. You act fast. Lol.
    Good luck with the downsizing. I share your pain.

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  2. Big move, big change. I moved ten years ago, into a "slightly" smaller house, downsized pretty much in every way, and now am back working on accumulating more!

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  3. I'm sure proud of you for doing this. I need to think about downsizing very seriously.

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  4. I'm sure proud of you for doing this. I need to think about downsizing very seriously.

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  5. Good luck with it all !
    After our last move I swore I'd never do it again . I'm going to be carried out of here feet first .

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  6. I actually envy you your move. We have way, way too much stuff, but my husband wants to keep it all.

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  7. Moving is a time for purging. Sounds like you are doing a good job of it. I really need to move again. It is piling up.

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  8. You'll be so organized in your new place - nothing you don't want or need! We're cleaning out our garage,too - so much old paint, etc. I feel for you.

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  9. I laughed at your comment to the realtor. LOL. Good for you for decluttering as you prepare to downsize.

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  10. My husband says he is going to die in this house while I would like to downsize. I am starting to declutter the house but the garage....ugh!
    (I love my prius)

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  11. My husband says he is going to die in this house while I would like to downsize. I am starting to declutter the house but the garage....ugh!
    (I love my prius)

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  12. So you have purchased a condo already. Good for you.
    We have way too much stuff too, but we are not ready to part with it yet, so i guess we can't move for quite a while yet.

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  13. Love the picture at the end. That's what I do when I consider cleaning out clutter.

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  14. I recently took a batch of hazardous waste to our semi-annual collection event. I had $150 in cash and was delighted when I only had to fork over $48.50.

    I love the graphic at the end of your post! I wonder if one can order that in a sampler?

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  15. Yep. I have to do this, too! Soon... :-)

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  16. That is why I hope we never move again! My husband doesn't throw anything out! So I take it this means you found a new home?

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