When we decided to move from Cal, tossing out or donating stuff was the first thing we did. I was so happy at the prospect of selling thehouse, I started 6 months early with boxing things up. I had a lot of books on writing and photography. I sold or donated 1/3 of the books; other itemsgot Ebayed.
On moving day, we had a driveway sale of all that was left--everything went. Our FL home is large--just enough room for more stuff, which I’m good at accumulating. I’ve added to my reference collection, thanks to Amazon used books and Border bookstore rewards coupons. I rearrange drawers, cabinets and miscellaneous items that I think I need to save. Some things are hard to throw away--seemingly indispensable. Tom says if I haven't used it in 6 months, throw it out... Food for thought...
I’m running out of space again. My DVD collection is double-stacked. It's all Borders and Books-A-Million's fault forhaving such good sales.
In 7 years I've created a monster... I went online this morning checking out Pier 1 Imports and World Market for bookcases and a media unit-- just large enough to store what I have.
Where would I put the furniture pieces? I might need to Craigslist or donate a coupleof things to make more room.
Jen just called. She's downsizing her storage unit-- "Mom, can I store some of the furniture inthe house?" She lists a media center, chest of drawers,queen bed and headboard, plus a dining set.