Monday, 7 March 2011
Getting Rid of Stuff
The last two weeks have been a busy time for a family as we prepare to put our house on the market to sell. This is an important step in order for our family to move to Hamilton so we have spent much of the last two weeks cleaning, purging, re-organizing, cleaning and purging some more! This has been a big job as we have a large family and so if everyone just has a little bit then it all adds up to a lot of work. I have been surprised at how much stuff we have accumulated over the past six years and how easy it has been to part with a lot of it. It has made me wonder why we thought we needed it in the first place. Since the days have been exhausting, I am determined to make sure that we do not make the same mistake in Hamilton. Jason and I have already promised each other that we are going to make even more of a concerted effort to not accumulate and that from now on twice a year we have a purge weekend. So how do you keep the stuff at bay? We thought over the past couple of years that we had made great strides in the area but clearly we need a better plan. Any pieces of advice, or great tips and ideas as we move forward?