Today I’m giving away, a great many things…
Hi all, I have decided to move so I’m getting rid of too much stuff to post about. I am afraid I won’t have time to take a picture of it all and post it over the next several months, I have to move too fast to be ready in time. I’ve found some great recipients for my stuff though,
My family – of course…the sisters get first dibs on everything
My friends – I’ve reached out and although there aren’t that many who want my old junk, I’m trying to match supply with some specific demands there – I might get a few hits
My friends’ kids – I have a few offspring “new apartment” donations happening that I’m really happy about, I set up my first apartment at University with cast offs and vintage and loved that place as much as I’ve loved any home since
My cleaning lady’s church – they have a giant garage sale that funds a breakfast program for kids in their neighbourhood, pretty hard to do better than that
Goodwill – they help you unload your car and I like that they provide employment and are self funding
Garbage – I’ll try and limit the landfill but there is some stuff that no one wants, and I have some toxic waste (paint cans etc.)
I pledge that I will give away at least 256 more things. That’s how many days there are left in the year. I plan to give away at least that many things between now and next weekend.
I want to say thanks for all the encouragement, I’ve had such a great time hearing from some of you and plotting my weekly batch of stuff to get rid of. It was partly this process that helped me finally reach a decision to move and I’m now really excited about it. Ironically, I want to downsize and simplify on a bigger scale. It was very interesting and satisfying to start getting rid of stuff and I’m impatient now to just get it all gone.
To that end, I’m looking for a condo with an excellent view, lots of natural light, low maintenance fees and good closets (I still like my shoes, what can I say!). If you know of such a place, please contact me directly.