Saturday, June 20, 2015

Downsizing is a lot of work!

Today my mom and I had a booth at a community garage sale.  I only just moved and haven't fully unpacked or gone through everything yet, so I only had a few things to sell, and mostly big things.  I sold mostly smaller items, but not the big ones I wanted most to sell: an end table and coffee table I no longer have space for (coming in a later post).

Downsizing, as it turns out, is a lot of work.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


What I purged

One thing I've discovered through packing, moving, and unpacking, is that I have too many jars for my limited storage space in the new place.  I had been saving jars, thinking I might use them for something, but that's a mode of thought I can't afford now, in a studio with limited storage space.  So away they go!

The water bottle I'm also getting rid of crept into this picture.  It's a nice water bottle but the mouth is too small and I want a top I can drink out of without unscrewing the whole thing.

Monday, June 15, 2015

And this is why we downsize

I moved this past week.  I've gone from having an entire house last year, to a tiny bedroom, and then to another tiny bedroom but with part of a basement for my use as well.  Now I've just moved into a tiny studio.  I literally have an eat-in kitchen, a tiny bathroom, and a small main room -- and that's it.

And this is why downsizing is important.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Day 12: These curtain rod finials

What I purged

Sometimes things just aren't necessary, as was the case with this stuff.

Last summer I got a new bed that was missing the finials on the tops of the metal posts, so I got these finials from IKEA to cover the empty holes.  But they didn't really fit well, so after a couple months I did away with them -- I just hadn't gotten rid of them yet.  It's time for them to go, though.

I also have a bathroom cup and a few little wire baskets I don't actually like, a couple plastic food storage containers (I no longer use plastic but my mom gave me these anyway), and a water bottle that the dishwasher damaged.  (The water bottle is fine, but the laminate coloring is all peeling, and I don't have the patience or the time to peel it all off.)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 11: A broken mug

I really need to do some catching up, so for a while these posts will be coming two or three a day.

What I purged

In December I broke the handle of a holiday mug while I was washing it after the very first use, so I was pretty sad and have hung onto it far longer than I should have as a result.  For a while I considered using it as a candle holder, but I have to admit that I don't really even burn candles all that often, so having even one more candle holder seems ridiculous.  Is it more ridiculous to keep it and have it take up space, or throw it away and feel wasteful?  I don't know, but I'm thinking it's better off out of my life than cluttering it up.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Serious downsizing

I'll be doing some serious downsizing here very soon.  A few things are coming together at just the right time to force it in all areas of my life.

I'll be moving into my own studio apartment.  I've been living with roommates for the past year or more, ever since my husband and I separated.  (There -- that's the first time I've mentioned it directly on any of my blogs -- was that so hard?)  I'm tired of roommates, though, so I got myself a little studio apartment.  And I mean, little.  It's in the area I wanted though, and I'll my own kitchen and bathroom for the first time in over a year, so it's worth it simply to be able to stop feeling like I'm crashing on someone's couch (which I'm not, but that's what it feels like when you live in a basement and don't have easy access to a kitchen or shower).