Saturday, October 2, 2010

Operation Minimalize Progress #3

We ended up selling everything except the amp and sub which we'll just hang on to. We also got rid of a full size mattress, box springs, and bed frame.

Friday night we went through room by room (including our black hole of a basement) and made toss and donate piles. We ended up filling a 6x10ft trailer about 4 feet high. Um, that's a LOT of stuff guys! Combine that with all the stuff we sold and we got rid of a TON of stuff. I'll be honest, it was hard. There was a lot of second guessing on both of our parts and a few times where we'd decide to get rid of something, then bring it back in, then end up taking it back out. 2 days later and I can truthfully say I don't really even remember what we got rid of so obviously we didn't really need it.

We made so much room in our basement that Jerad is going to reorganize it a little bit and have enough space to wall off part and make himself an office/music room. It will be nice to have another space he can escape to when he needs to make phone calls and concentrate. We are still working on turning our guestroom into a playroom/craftroom/office/guestroom but its one big undertaking for such a small room! I think that room is 10x11 with two doors and a closet that have to have clear paths. We'll see how that all works out.

It feels really liberating to have freed up so much space. I want to get rid of even more, but first we just need to put everything back together! Right now it looks like a bomb went off in our house. We did a lot of rearranging and moving things from one room to another and apparently that creates a lot of mayhem. Over the next few days I'm sure it will come together.

Even with the current mess, I still feel like such a huge load has been taken off. Yeay for minimalizing!

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