Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
It has been a very busy week-and-a-half! Since I didn’t have internet for most of that time, I decided to focus my attention on getting stuff done that has needed to be done for quite some time.
Primarily, getting my storage units cleared out. As I shared with you back in May 2012, I wasn’t really one of those people who could actually pare down all of my possessions to fit into 834 square feet (i.e., our condo). Nope. I had stuff spilling out all over the place, and by the time we moved into the house, I had accumulated three-and-a-half storage units (two that we were renting, and one-and-a-half that were at my mom’s house) filled with stuff.
This was the worst one — a 10′ x 20′ unit that I’ve been renting for years, stuffed from side to side, back to front.
So I borrowed my sister’s big ‘ole diesel truck for the week while she was out of town, and my mom and I got busy clearing out these storage units.
There was so much stuff!! I think we made three or four trips to Goodwill, three trips to the landfill, a couple of trips to my mom’s house with stuff that she wanted to keep, and many trips to my house.
My garage was packed full of stuff by the time we were done (it basically looked like that storage building, with perhaps just a tad more organization), but it felt so good to get those storage units cleared out!! And more importantly, to know that I’ll be saving that money (which equaled about half of our mortgage on the house) each month.
So that’s what I’ve been up to during my internet hiatus. 🙂 Yesterday I started bringing in some of the furniture from the garage, and I’ll share with y’all (hopefully tomorrow) what I decided to keep, and how I’ll be using it. So far, everything that I’m keeping needs a good makeover, so those will be some fun projects that I’ll be working on in the future.
Sorry for the lack of new photos today. I keep forgetting to bring my camera from the condo (we still have a few boxes of stuff over there that I need to move), but I’ll get back in the swing of things soon. I mainly just wanted to let you know that I’m back, and I’ve missed you terribly. 🙂 And things are finally starting to get back to normal around here.
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