Our journey in building the homestead of our dreams.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Great Purge
1st Goodwill run
A big part of homesteading is living simple. Living simple means not having so much stuff. I am much too much of a stuff collector which is a trait I inherited from the generations before me. So, after weeks of sorting through and making a piles and piles, today is the day it all left. What an amazing feeling it is to see all the stuff gone and the space empty out. This is an essential step to us moving out of
the house we are is and into the likely smaller house out in the middle of nowhere. Clothes, decorations, furniture, appliances, toys, etc. The only thing that remains safe is tools. I can't see any reason to get rid of any tools. I am donating everything I can to Goodwill so not much is going in the garbage. After these pictures were taken, the man made two more runs with the truck that were full of furniture we had been saving just in case we needed it. I can't imagine who would ever need 3 coffee tables. I also gave a few things away to friends who could use them. Hopefully I can get rid of more stuff soon.