We’re slowly seeing daylight as we go through a massive amount of storage.
We’ve been juggling weeding-out with aspirations of minimalism, and pursuing our respective careers.
It’s been daunting. We’re not quite in the final stretch, but we’re making progress.
A couple of weeks ago, the dining room was full of boxes and piles of belongings, loosely organized by category.
Last week, it looked like the photo above, taken by my husband. (He was in bed at the time, but wanted to capture the extraordinary light effect right away. So, the angle was slightly skewed.)
We still have boxes in my home office, as well as in two storage closets.
And then there’s the storage unit, partially filled with Amazon Vine items we need to store for six months, per Vine’s terms of service.
Some days, we’re overwhelmed and need to pause.
A few hours or a few days later, with fresh energy, we weed-out a lot more.
This is so much better, I’m feeling optimistic.
Meanwhile, the process has exhausting moments when we look at each other and wonder if we should just toss everything out, sight unseen.
(No, we can’t bring ourselves to do that. Not yet, anyway.)
For now, the stacks of stuff we’d stored in NH – sometimes forgotten during the many years we were in Florida – is a holding a mirror up so we can see our magpie habits.
It’s an essential process, but I won’t pretend it’s easy.