For seven years, well, more than that, I’ve been writing about culling things, getting rid of things, and learning to cope with the panic attacks, PTSD and other related dramas.
I’m totally sick of this! So, I have a NEW life goal, well sort of. It’s to get past all the stuff and see what else there is to do?
To that end, I have:
- Told the antique store I’ll be leaving mid-February.
- Talked to another antique shop about buying a few pieces.
- Decided that whatever I keep for the spring flea market I will price before I box it up, so all I have to do in March or April is load it into a car and take it to the market.
- Decided what things here need to be wholesaled?
- Decided to have a sale at the antique store, running from 1/1 – 2/15. Half off the big pieces and heavily discounted “get organized” pieces: bins, baskets, etc.
Hopefully, by the end of April I’m done, or if I’m not done, that the pieces still here are designated to go to that consignment shop, this auction, or whatever.
(via images.google.com . I picked this because of the bookcase. The images with 2 items on a shelf are NOT realistic for us, both collectors and readers!)
Benchmarks along the way:
- Completing the move into the smaller storage unit.
- Closing that unit.
- Removing the bedroom boxes. (in process 12/27/18)
- Removing the kitchen boxes.
- Clearing enough from the attic that the bays can be built.
- Clearing enough from the porch so that we can walk from the corner to the door the long way instead of the way it is now, along the drip edge of the roof.
- The shed is culled.
- The wood shed is culled.
- There’s no misc. stuff stored in the crawlspace.
- Nothing queued in the living room to go out.
That’s a lot to do in four months, but like I said, I’ve had it! Two things will limit this:
- If the PTSD/panic starts up so badly I can’t cope.
- If physically I am causing myself pain from the work.