Saturday, April 10, 2010

Getting Rid of the Extra Stuff

Our family has decided to participate in the local "County Wide Garage Sale" that is coming up at the end of this month and I have to say that it feels good to be getting rid of so much stuff (I think we'll end up donating a lot when it's over... it's just going to be nice to see it all disappear and hopefully go somewhere where it's being used).

It's also been kind of interesting to see how much my life has changed these last few years, because some of the things I'm selling I would never have even imagined giving up a relatively short time ago. My garage sale list includes:

An Al Merrick Surf Board (complete with car rack)
A Carbon Racing Snowboard with bindings
Skis and Ski Boots
Martial Arts Equipment and Weapons
Rock Climbing Gear
Barely Worn Soccer Cleats
A Skate Board
A Wet Suite and Wet Suite Boots (if I can find the missing boot)

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are boxes of dolls and books and clothing (I'm guessing lots of those will end up being donated). There's even quite a bit of furniture and a half dozen fish tanks from my time working in an aquarium warehouse.

We're getting rid of lots of stuff! When I think of the traveling that we're probably going to be doing over the course of the next few years before we're able to settle down in one place, it gets easier and easier to part with our belongings.

And for some reason I just don't see myself grabbing a surf board and plunging into the Pacific anytime soon. Or hurtling down a mountain on a racing board (or climbing up a mountain either!).


  1. Hey lady, give us an update! How did it go?

  2. We've still got a ways to go! We're emptying an entire storage locker so my post is actually pretty early. The sale isn't until the last weekend in April, first weekend in May! And I still have boxes and boxes to go through!


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