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Old 07-22-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I am getting better and better with this downsizing I'm finding I'm not nearly as sentimental as I use to be.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Isn't it amazing, once you start getting rid of stuff how empowered and liberating it feels?

LOL HappyTexan, too funny!!!!!!!!!

Someone swooped in and bought a half dozen books I have up, the load gets lighter!! YAY!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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We upsized our retirement home and property, but severely downsized all our "stuff"

We bought our new home before we sold the old one and because we needed to be able to stay in it, we furnished it bare bones. The great zen feeling that gave me when we came here was very motivating to get rid of a lot of stuff.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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If our plan goes accordingly we will also be upsizing in house but downsizing in stuff.

The house is larger but has no attic, basement or workshop, all of which we have.

I pulled out some old handbags I haven't used in a long time, off to ebay they go. After ten years it's pretty obvious I will not use them anymore.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:23 AM
 
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If our plan goes accordingly we will also be upsizing in house but downsizing in stuff.

The house is larger but has no attic, basement or workshop, all of which we have.

I pulled out some old handbags I haven't used in a long time, off to ebay they go. After ten years it's pretty obvious I will not use them anymore.
I hear you. All my closets were full in our old house. Most of my closets here are empty! And, there's nothing in the attic.

I also got rid of most towels, sheets and blankets. My linen closets are a thing of beauty lol.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I hear you. All my closets were full in our old house. Most of my closets here are empty! And, there's nothing in the attic.

I also got rid of most towels, sheets and blankets. My linen closets are a thing of beauty lol.
Mine is too now.

I sat down one afternoon and went through everything.
That odd pillowcase, 1/2 of a sheet set, odd colored towel,etc. all got tossed or made into rags.

Seems we keep these oddball pieces because they aren't ripped or worn and seem perfectly good.
Yet they are never used because there's no match
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We upsized our retirement home and property, but severely downsized all our "stuff"

We bought our new home before we sold the old one and because we needed to be able to stay in it, we furnished it bare bones. The great zen feeling that gave me when we came here was very motivating to get rid of a lot of stuff.
I love an uncluttered home. A space that shows off the integrity of the rooms, whether modern or antique, with just a few accent touches here and there. I've always been off-put by homes with dozens of family photos on walls, in hallways, and on just about every surface. (One photo here and there that's a prize shot and well-framed is a nice statement.) Some homes also have an overabundance of poorly placed artwork (generally mounted in isolation too high up, lol). Sometimes I can't wait to get out of a place that has so much stuff in it, too much of everything including window treatments.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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We are downsizing from 1800SF 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, two story with basement to 1600SF single story 2 bed, 2 full bath, no basement. No stairs!! From a lawn with garden to rocks and plants.

I'm leaving the snow blower, lawn mower, garden tools, some hand tools, leaf blower, electric trimmer, Mantis tiller, all ladders, etc. I'm taking power tools, portable table saw and a 2 pound sledge.

Approximately 1/2 of our belongings are being picked up tomorrow for auction.

Yeah, we're downsizing.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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From a lawn with garden to rocks and plants.
Yep. I've got to do that, too. I will keep several raised garden beds. I can weed those while sitting in a chair, LOL.

Congrats on your upcoming move.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: southern california
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very humorous ----same stats i know but used for an utterly different spin.

1 in 3 adults under 30 live with mom and dad.
the reason they are in big houses and working is bek the kidults and their babies and girl friends are sitting in the living room waiting to be fed and for their student loans to be serviced.
old pop is getting tired and they think he isnt making room enough for the new kids yet. LOL
when old pop gets too broken down to bring home the bacon he becomes the bacon.
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