Monday, February 9, 2009

Wheels in Motion

We are beginning the process of getting things in order. We have started some real serious cleaning around the house. We are very fortunate to have a friend with a dumpster. I never thought I would admit it but It has become one of our favorite places to visit. It is surprising how much garbage two middle aged women can accumulate around the house. We are finding things we haven't used in ages. Some of the items we are not sure where they came from. Our plan is to throw out what we can't sale or give away.

I spent a very exciting Sunday evening in front of the shredder. I spent three hours going through old files. At the end of the evening I had six trash bags of shredded junk. I feel lighter already. This calls for another visit to the dumpster.

It is true that you will feel a weight lifted once you purge the excess garbage from your life. It has been a struggle to convince others of that theory. I won't mention any names! Some people have this theory, "better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it!"

We only have about eighteen months to get our butt in gear in order to live full time in the fifth wheel. I can see many garage sales and many more trips to the dumpster in our future!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world of down-sizing to become full-timers! We've been working on it for about 7 months and I don't need or miss anything that we no longer have.

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