So here I am faced with the challenge of clearing out many boxes of stuff...ugh, they are in storage so I don't have to deal with them. Some of the boxes are my seasonal clothes so that is easy to just move to my new home and put away on a shelf for later. Some of it is memorablia from my daughters childhood, that is also easy, I just move that to their rooms in the new house for them to take when they are ready. Next are the boxes of books, the cookbooks can get sorted and put away near the kitchen. The self help books of varying topics can all go to my new office (I love having an office!!) and again I sort and decide which are important for me to keep. Books deserve a blog of their own for another day! Then there is all that extra bedding, kitchen stuff, lamps, TV etc that I really don't need so off it goes to someone that does need it, I ask friends and co workers if they need things and whatever is left I bring to Goodwill. I just love passing things on to others so that they can enjoy it as something new, better for them to have than for me to keep in a closed box taking up space. Do I worry I might need these things later? Sometimes but I know if and when I need it later it will magically and beautifully show up! The Universe is full of abundance and I do not feel any fear of lack this way.
Finally I come to the boxes of silver, partial sets of china and other miscellaneous 'stuff' that I have inherited and always the question, what should I do with this? For years I hung onto things that belonged to my mother (she died when I was 15) because I thought it would keep her closer to me but then I realized that keeping that stuff packed away in a box where I couldn't see it didn't keep her near me or really do anything but bog me down with stuff. I picked out a few precious things I would put out to look at and enjoy, I packed a few (I mean few as in one box) things away for my daughters to have when they might be ready and the rest I gave away - again to friends or co workers and then to Goodwill.
So now my storage unit is empty and my things are displayed beautifully and the few boxes are stored away in a closet for another time. My life feels free and full at the same time. I have just enough lovely things, functional things and things that evoke heartwarming memories. The joy is in having some things but not too much and most importantly not having to spend the $100+ for the storage unit.
I am not surprised that working with others in Clearing the Clutter I was able to have my own time to clear my clutter. What a gift - I just love synchronicity, don't you?