We recently moved again. In the past two months we have done little more than move stuff around. We moved our possessions out of our home and into a friends home. We then moved furniture and bins up to Brainerd as family came down and visited. In the meantime we moved into a basement of some other friends. We then moved back to Brainerd this past week. Do you see a theme?
In the midst of all of these moves we wrote down a few lessons we have learned from packing our life into Rubbermaid bins:
- It is hard.
- Why have 2 when 1 will do?
- It is liberating.
- The meaningful possessions are often overshadowed by the peripherals.
- An item is only as helpful as it’s accessibility.
- $5 in the pocket is better than an unused clearance shirt in the closet.
- If someone else can use it, and I’m not, why not be a blessing and give it to them?
- When people are in our home do they see us or do they see our stuff?
- Do our decorations tell our guests more about Martha Stewart or our lives?
- Hoarding is not a fruit of the Spirit.
- Tanzen would rather play with us than a room full of toys – and the toys she does like to play with will break.
- If I think “I might use this someday” I probably never will.
- If I don’t like wearing it – I won’t.
- If I put it in the garage sale bin and don’t think about it for 4 months, that probably means I don’t need it.
- If the people selling it at the garage sale can live without it, I probably can as well.
Any you would add?