How much "stuff" do you have?
My partner and I spent the long weekend going through the stuff we’ve collected over the years. Our stuff has literally filled the garage since we moved in (almost 2 years ago) because we didn’t have the shelving for most of it. Seriously, we had one path through the middle of our garage ..the rest was just boxes and boxes of “stuff”. In going through all of it ..I am amazed at how much junk we have. Things that make one ask themselves “Why on earth did we buy that?” several times over.
Much of this stuff is brand new – never opened or used. Much of it is my partner’s newspaper clippings and photocopied articles (there were 29 boxes of this!) that we are recycling. And tons of stuffies and toys…and gift items that are still brand new. We have enough stuff to open our own store with.
The main reason we are finally able to sift through it all is because there’s a large community garage/yard sale in a couple of weeks. The only things we are keeping are things that have that “Oooo” reaction, which isn’t much at this point, and items that are actual collectables that can be sold via Ebay and the like.
For many years we bought and bought…for many different reasons. We are finally tired of all the “stuff” and just want to be rid of most of it. I really do believe we were hoarding and I’m glad we are dealing with it now.
So my question is: How much “stuff” do you have?