100 Things.

Nothing lights a fire under your arse like making a public proclamation that you’re going to get rid of 100 things. So even though we’re not moving until mid December, we made our way from room to room paring down every single thing that we don’t love/need/use. The mantra as we went? No mercy. Because nothing is worse than packing, moving, and unpacking things that aren’t worth the time they took to transport or the space they’re eating up in the new place.

Here’s our getting-rid-of-it office pile:

Then we tackled the kitchen (Clara helped):

Here’s our outgoing kitchen pile (what you don’t see are a bunch of baskets and towels on the floor):

And here’s our den’s see-ya-later pile (cry not for the board games, they were doubles so we still have a copy of each one):

Our garage to-go pile:

Our basement done-zo pile:

And our big bedroom buh-bye pile (minus the baby and the dog of course- they stay):

And now for the full list of purged items:

Saweeeeeeeet. I mean on one hand it’s kind of embarrassing to admit that we were storing all that excess but boy does it feel good to get rid of it. Yup, that’s right. It’s all out of our house already – thanks to donating and selling every last item (we had an impromptu moving sale this weekend while we still had some steam and that no mercy attitude). We feared if things sat around for a while before we had a chance to donate or sell them we might have changed our minds and kept things that we didn’t need. And you know I have the patience of a 5 year old, right? More of those get-it-gone details coming soon.

What have you guys been purging? Have you identified any problem areas? We definitely held onto lots of books and clothes that we had no need for, but we were also surprised how many unnecessary kitchen items we were hoarding (many of which we had used exactly zero times).

 

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