By doing this, we could and would have a better handle on getting everything organized with its own proper place. No more having to look in nine different places for one item, having to make a tunnel to get to all of our holiday decorations, or spending a whole day looking for something to just give up and buy it again! Although dumpster diving was great when we first moved here, considering we only had what possessions we brought with us from Denver in our motor home. But after awhile I think things really got out of hand.
You seemed almost obsessed with stopping at every site to see if there was something we could use or sell, and after doing this for ten years, followed by just packing everything into boxes and putting it in storage, our excess possessions have really gotten out of hand. We could just start with the first storage we started putting everything into. It is the smallest of all of them, so it will not look like such a daunting task. We can have Alex or Megan watch Roy and the puppies for us one day so we do not have any distractions, just concentrate on getting it done in a day or two.
We are going to have to bite the bullet on getting rid of some things, even though we think we are going to need it or use it, we have already kept a number of of the items too long. For example, do not think we need to keep all of the old Godfathers Pizza mugs. I am willing to compromise and keep five, one for all of us and sell the rest. We have been carting these around since we moved to Denver!! Plus do we really need ten toasters, six coffeemakers, eight vacuums, or the two sets of bunk beds because ours might break. How about he fifteen boxes of books we thought the kids might be able to use for school that are outdated now.
Or all of the toys we bought because they were on sale and wanted to give them to the kids. You know the little (happy) surprises we gave the kids when they were being really good, brought home an “A” on a tough test. Or Alex and Megan taking Roy to the park without us having to ask them too, or even just to say, ‘Wave love you. ” The kids are probably too old for the majority Of the toys now. Plus, we can finally get rid of all of the metal toys, board games, war movies and miscellaneous items we inherited when we moved into our house five years ago.
Furthermore, remember the movies! All of the VS.. And DVD’s we bought over the years. I cannot count how many boxes there are in all three of our storages. We have re-bought movies because we could not remember if we owned it. Just to find that particular movie in storage when we were looking for something else. We could make a small fortune on just selling each movie for one dollar. Know it is going to be difficult for both of us, but we really have to think twice about keeping everything, especially now.
And since we have been talking about going to Amy at Community Action Center, let’s see if they would like, or could use, some of the old toys, books, and home furnishings. There are more people in need of some of these things than us. Perhaps Alex and Megan are at a point in their lives where we can give them some of things we have been holding for them. They might like to have some of their old schoolwork or class pictures; maybe they can take some of their old school books and see if they still know the answers.
Since we already know where we are going to eave the garage sale and perhaps we can just have a sale once a month, so we will be able to get a better handle on all the items we would like to keep. And I swear after this, I am going to buy all of those see-through tubs and mark the outside of them because NEVER want to hear or see a box again!! To reiterate, you are the smartest person I know and value your knowledge on a lot of things. You have to know that this is very difficult for me to write.
You have always been the talker, the one who can make everyone feel at ease thin ten minutes of meeting you, making them feel they have known you all of their life’s. Where I have always been the person who kept quiet, the one who only talked if I was asked a question or had a statement and then always kept it short never feeling the need to expand my answer because I just do not see a need to know their whole life stories! But we have been together for twenty-five years and I know we can get this goal accomplished if we just set our minds to do it and get it done!!!