I look at this scene as a fitting analogy to my housekeeping issues. I'm trying to do two things at once: clean shit up and keep all the shit. I'm making this house my big project instead of clearing up places to make new projects.
I'm selling several pieces of furniture so that I won't have to think about them anymore. These are things that I got from my late husband's late grandmother, beautiful and valuable things that I still love. Someday these things will no longer be mine anyway, either I'll die and they'll get sold to strangers or I'll have to move and sell some things. Or something. I might as well make them "Not Mine" now as any other time in the future. I don't need a dozen chairs for my single-living ass. I just got a molded plywood Eames chair repaired after years of it sitting in my basement.
I got removed from a Facebook free stuff group I was part of, I assume for not using the site as much, but I got reinstated and started the giveaway process immediately. Two days ago I left a bowling ball and shoes on my porch, as well as a plastic clothing rack, for pickup.
Now I'm readying my heart to let go of this pair of beauties:
These were embroidered by Dylan's grandmother and great-grandmother. I once had my mom keep them for a while but I've had them back for over a year. Now my friend's mom is taking them. I'm sad to see them go, but my place is far too crowded to hold onto them.
In the last week again I made use of the Craigslist free page again to give away a vintage toy racecar track. I had two flakers before someone came and got it. I'm among the few dorks who haven't completely given up on Craigslist yet but it sure is a pain in the ass most of the time.
I've begun bringing clothes and trinkets to Village Merchants again to build up some trade. Why, I'm not sure - I don't need the trade or more stuff but I reasoned that I could get presents for my friends there.
You'd think with all of the stuff I'm doing I'd have a lot more empty space in my home, but I'm pretty sure it's worse all the time. It's probably time to just light a match.
"It IS trash"