It really is amazing that I have reached this point. Several years ago, I was quite the pack rat of sorts. (ok, not SORT OF, I really was one!) I remember one day my sister was helping me pack up my apartment so I could move everything to a storage unit. She would hold things up and say things like: why do you have THIS? Do you REALLY use this? Have you worn this in the last 2 years? Do you have to keep that?
It really helped me start realizing how much stuff I had accumulated in such a short amount of time. I remember when I was younger and I would spend hours cleaning and organizing my closet. It was always such a mess. These days, I am trying to be more of a minimalist, so the only thing I really need to spend time doing is my hobbies like painting and writing. (and of course, drinking wine) Why waste a Saturday organizing a bunch of junk?
The closer I am getting to my pack-up date, the more things I am putting in the stack to sell or give away. It feels great to lighten the load, not to mention I have made a few dollars here and there. All the money I collect for my things is going for the gas and food for my trip to NC. Which, by the way, is coming up in 41 days!! Woo hoo!!