It's tricky with us since we are storing most of our things and only taking furniture and essentials. There's no point in moving our entire house for one year. So with that, there's the "what to store", and "what to take" issue.
Because what we take, we will have to turn around and bring back. So with every thing I pick up, I say to myself, "is this worth hauling across the country?", and "is this worth paying to store"?
And it's amazing how many of my things are not worth either of those options.
I want next year to be as simple as possible, with the sole focus on my husband and our babies. I don't want to hinder that with STUFF.
Stuff to dust around. Stuff to organize. Stuff to cram into corners. Stuff to slide under the bed. Stuff to stub my toe on. Stuff to snag my dress on. Stuff to make me a crazy lady.
So. Much. Stuff.
I texted my friend today and asked her why I had so much stuff. Her response was spot on!
"Because that's what we do in America. Collect stuff. And more stuff."
Yup. Nailed it.
The theme for our time in PA will be Basic Living. I'm embracing my inner colonial woman, I'm telling you guys! ;)
Sans the corset. Owchie.
In the purging process, we have donated truck loads, sold a lot, and are keeping only things we absolutely love. It's so liberating!!! I love not having closets stuffed full of junk that I might use one time 8 years from now. I can breathe! Do y'all know how beautiful an empty shelf is?
So, in the midst of our packing process, I would love any advice from you guys. Y'all always seem to have such good tips on a vast array of things! And that's why I love you.