Sunday, June 03, 2007

Getting rid of . . .

More stuff.

Listing the magazines on eBay the other day seemed to give me permission to do what sorely needs to be done. Still, this is just the beginning. We tentatively plan to sell this house in a year and build the house in which we can enjoy retirement, entertain our family, grow old comfortably and indulge in a few "dream home" fantasies. (One of which is a decent "studio" in which to work!)
I hold onto far too much stuff, then I get depressed when I have to move it and wonder how I ever got from moving to a new city after college with all my worldly possessions in the trunk of my car, to literally truckloads. The sewing room cleanup project seemed like a place to begin paring down to something manageable. I have two big bags for the trash, two bags for S.C.R.A.P., a bag for Goodwill and I listed three more items on eBay this morning. More will be listed in time.
I listed two small quilts on eBay. Both were samples for my quilt shop which has been closed for more than 15 years now. One is a perfectly good tied baby quilt (but not good enough for my grandbaby—ha!) and the other a cutesy-poo wall hanging in country colors that never was my style. Why did I keep them? Oh, I don't know. Maybe someone would want them sometime? While I am getting rid of things, I understand I also need to get rid of that kind of thinking.


  1. Anonymous8:02 PM

    Sounds like you're doing the hardest cleaning of all: getting rid of attitudes and habits that get us in these messes to start with. Mental housecleaning is as hard as cleaning out the "stuff," so my hat's off to you.

  2. Good Luck!! It is a difficult task that I never seem to accomplish.

  3. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Go for it, Terry! As you know (and have commented on! :o) for every messy bad habit you have, I have at least two. For every good intention you've had, I've failed at 3. So, keep us informed of the progress--you are inspiring me to try yet again. Every magazine making an exit from the house is a victory!