Got a great new pastime. It's loads of fun and involves loads of unloading.
As my husband gets bites from recruiters and signs are coming my way that this move to Texas is really going to happen, I get busy anti-hoarding.
My husband's part in supporting this move is to find a job and pass a test while he's waiting to find said job. My deal is to get rid of stuff. (And eventually find a new place for us live in.)
I try to figure out what I could possibly live without. And then I whittle it down some more.
So far, I've got a primo pile of 'moving sale' stuff going in the guest room and I've had some tremendous trips to the dump. In one load I managed to rid myself of an old plastic swimming pool, a bent up bike, sun-rotted patio chairs, broken flower pots, a non-working vacuum cleaner, and a dead barbecue- and then threw in the neighbors ruined screen door just for kicks and giggles. What is it that causes us humans to keep stuff around way after it has reached it's end of usefulness?
I don't have a clue. What I do know is that right now it's fun to dig in and get rid of stuff. I like to get some good music going and go at it. I get down with some Eminem or Nickelback.
I actually look forward to coming home after work and working some more, at getting rid of junk. I've been inspired by what I've seen other bloggers accomplish in their clean out efforts.
I now happily admit that I never use the bread maker, or the rotisserie. Nor the cutesy dishes that I moved from the last house and still never used. I get satisfaction from giving things to neighbors that I know they'll enjoy. I have fun using up good stuff that I like, but don't want to haul.
I get a sense of accomplishment when I can get a room to echo.
Ah the simple pleasures of preparing for a long distance move...