This purging business is a little addictive. I have systematically been going through every drawer, closet, hamper, cabinet or cupboard in this house and am getting rid of anything I have no need for. (Except for my ridiculous number of dishes, kitchen gadgets and serving items. Who knows I might actually need all this some day)
Just a few minutes ago I attacked my fabric stash. At first I was going to post it on our local Buy Nothing FB page but then I would have to meet someone and they might not want every piece of fabric I am getting rid of. ( Like the copper colored metallic net that I bought when I really wanted copper screening instead of fabric for my living room curtains. After I bought and lugged it home from Oregon I decided I did not like the way it looked and went back to the original copper wire screening idea instead) Now I have a huge fabric pile for Goodwill, along with 5 gigantic boxes of other odds and ends.
"Don't worry Mom, it will be easy. You don't need to do anything. We will probably stay in Birmingham a couple of days then head to the lake, oh and we are leaving from the lake and driving to New Orleans for a couple of days. You won't need your car will you?" I started calculating how many beds will need clean sheets, how many bathrooms will need to be cleaned, how much food will need to be bought, how many. . . . Since 2 houses are involved everything is x 2. Meanwhile TheHub is being helpful like he always is. Sodding the microscopic bare spots in the yard!?!
Update: I actually made it to Goodwill about 5 minutes before they quit taking donations. Of course I had to wait about 30 minutes before they could find a receipt book and wondered why I continued to wait. Uh, tax write off?