Friday, August 6, 2010

China Packed and Stored

We are doing great! We finished packing and storing all the china. That may not seem like much to some but, when you consider we have two sets of china with service for twenty. That means each set of china has at least twenty plates, twenty salad plates, twenty dessert plates, twenty bowls, twenty cups, twenty saucers, many platers, many serving bowls and salt and pepper shakers. One set even has matching stemware! So now you get the picture on way this is such a big accomplishment!

Now that chore is done we can move onto the next of several hundred on our list of to-do's. We already have boxes to we can use for packing the crystal. We have some crystal too. We will be looking for more boxes before we have that packed up!

It has been a real chore for Dawn with making the decisions on what to keep and what to get rid of. She has a lot of memories attached to this STUFF. She has done well and I know it is not easy for her.


  1. Congrats on the packing of the china!! That is a HUGE job and it has to be packed carefully because it is soooo breakable.
    Each step is a step toward the goal. :-)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. I don't envy what you are going through. It is always hard to let go of things, but remember, they are just that....things. Good luck

  3. Your post today sure brought back some memories! Downsizing to 350 square feet is not for sissies. :) Keep up the good work and keep focused on your goal. There are certainly a lot of emotions wrapped up around our "things".