Even though my minimizing started a few years ago, it’s still going on. It’s a lifestyle now, I guess. Even as I was unpacking the boxes and getting settled in, I found myself still weeding out. I’ve taken several trips to Goodwill and thrown out even more stuff. I’ve now started putting giveaway stuff immediately in the back of my car to drop off on my next trip into town.
I was packing my old house before I knew what my new house would be like, so I moved some “just in case” things. I kept a couple of floor lamps that I’ve since given away and some storage baskets that I just didn’t end up needing and my daughter took those home with her after this last visit.
So, when I got in this new house I decided where I wanted to put my DVD collection, but I didn’t want to buy a piece of furniture just for them. I didn’t want to spend the money on a bookshelf or DVD shelves or some sort of cabinet. So, I did a frantic Pinterest search and discovered a simple and cheap way to store my DVDs so they didn’t take up much space – put them in CD sleeves in a 3-ring binder! Brilliant!
The downside is that you have to get rid of all the cases with the photos and inserts. But do you want to downsize or not? Sacrifice! And then you have to throw them all out. I discovered that some recycling centers will take them as well as some libraries.
It was like a V-8 moment, DUH! Why didn’t I do this sooner?