Saturday, October 17, 2015

House & Clothing

Right now I'm sitting in my house, listening to twenty one pilots, typing on my Chromebook, and connected to the internet from my phone's hot spot. I cancelled my internet since I'm barely in my house anymore and it didn't make sense to keep paying for it. This weekend's goal has been to move as much stuff out as possible. Buying and selling a house within a year has been a stressful learning experience.

This has been the first move in a long time that I don't feel super stressed out from moving my stuff. I did a decent job of not accumulating too much stuff over the past year. I also am getting rid of stuff by posting it in my town's Facebook "For Sale" group. On quite a few things, I'm listing it for free because I just want to get rid of it. (If you want to get rid of something quick, just list it as "FREE" and it will fly out the door!)

I may have mentioned this before, but a lot of my desire to be a minimalist came from moving out from my dorm rooms in college. I was embarrassed at how much stuff I had, and stressed on trying to figure out how to move all of it. I've been working on changing ever since. I don't know if I'll ever be a super minimalist, but I have learned I should sort through my things more frequently to keep things from accumulating in my house/apartment. I also need to evaluate the waste stream more often on things I buy/obtain. I need look at the waste stream from a minimalist and conservationist point of view. 

I should have the bulk of my stuff removed from my house tomorrow. From that point, I will need to continue to sort through my things, do inventories, donate, and toss things in the garbage. My next immediate inventories will be for my clothing since I should have most of it in my apartment after this weekend. I am looking forward to getting these clothing inventories done because it's been far too long since I've sorted through my clothes. I think this act alone will reduce a lot of the stuff-induced anxiety I have. 

I will end with acknowledging how fortunate I am to have a house and excess clothing. 

Signed,

Mitch

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