|The process of getting rid of 60 items of clothing during my last visit to the lower 48.|
I know I have an issue with "stuff."
Oh how I collect it and harvest it and sort through it.
And I want it to end.
For 1-2 years, now, I've been intrigued by minimalism.
I am by no means a minimalist and I don't think I ever will be -- but when I get back to Seattle, I want to take a few steps in that direction.
See, Ma and Pa decided it was time for me to start moving my crap out of the house or doing something with it.
So I guess it's time for me to start packing it all up to donate.
I know I won't be able to get it down to too few items - but I can make a significant impact. The main hump to overcome is my emotional attachment to physical items.
The plan of action is to start with 200 items my first week when I get back to Seattle.
It's ridiculous that I have so many clothes. I certainly don't need them. I tend to wear the same outfit over and over. In the past 2 months, I've been going through about 4 different outfits consisting of two pairs of pants, two skirts, two vests, one sweater, one flannel shirt, and three shirts. I wear one pair of socks per week. When I get back to Seattle, it will be time to get rid of it all.
I will get rid of my barf bag collection, buttons, and patches.
I will hold on to my Viewmasters, stranger socks, spoons, and business cards.
Not sure how this will work - but I'll keep
I am saying this all out loud as a plan because, for me, that's the first step in making something happen.
Get rid of my books - we will always have libraries.
Get rid of some childhood mementos - I can always scan them in.