I will be moving and consolidating personal possessions from two locations. There are the things that I have accumulated over the last six years and all of the things that I have had in storage in North Carolina during that time. It is hard for me to believe that it has been that long, but as I said, time has apparently whizzed by.
I am actually not sure what all I have in NC, as many things were stolen from me and other things were heavily damaged. I do know that I will be gifting some of the family antiques to my daughters. Time to pass them on. I am not a believer that they should have to wait for my demise. I will also be donating and selling some other things, and then there is the problem that I will need things like a couch and chair for the living room. I do know that those were things that were taken from me.
In the meantime, I am working out what is necessary to downsize to such a small space. I found an article at Apartment Therapy on the 10 commandments of small space living. You can read the entire article here. Some of the suggestions are things that I can work on now before the move and others will have to wait.
Decluttering is a big one. I am trying to go through things that I have here. Donate, throw away, and sell are my three big plans. I will also have to do more of this after I move.
Making furniture do double duty is something I already do. For example, I use a dresser as one of my bedside tables. It works perfectly. This is one that my mom was given back in the 1940s. It is a little worse for the wear now, so I have plans to paint it.
My collection of vintage suitcases, boxes, and baskets also do double duty as storage pieces.
Some of their other suggestions are: getting out more in the community, (I will be living close to downtown Decatur, so can't wait to walk places), keep up on the cleaning, (no problem as there will just be me), and have a sense of humor about the size, (I am going to love it).
So, what's a girl to do? I'm making a list and checking it