Part of the downsizing process for me, was not to become a minimalist.
In fact, I didn't know there was such a thing. My daughter was the first to clue me in, when she started 'helping' me. With her, "you don't really need that mom" talk.
We downsized because of health reasons. Going from a five bedroom, three bath home, with formal dinning room, to a (gasp) two bedroom two bath home. Needless to say, in the move a lot of things got tossed!
I confess, I was very upset. I needed my stuff.
Not even what I thought of as a home, this move took me to a mobile home.
Pam on her Everydayliving blog had a give away. A book! Called!!
Biblical Minimalism. Even if I didn't win the book and I never win anything, I was going to buy the book. I felt It was the help I needed in letting go.
If you need a visual of where your things go, that you have hung onto Well, here is just what happens to all those (treasures)
This is not my place! Not my mess, I didn't think to say that. I just wanted to say, to all , still hugging your stuff, this is what your kids will deal with.
There were three load like this , taken out.
This must have been the best of the stuff. You know, the stuff worth saving😕
I am not 'there' yet. Probably never will be, what I do know is, it is okay to throw it out.
I don't know what made them decided this was worth saving???
again, not mine!