March 17, 2007

Packing - No, Wait - Tossing

This morning I began the arduous task of going through some old dusty boxes that are piled up in my dad's garage. I know that there's a lot of junk in there that I don't need to bring with me when we move, so I wanted to start whittling everything down. Part of the cool thing about moving to a new part of the country is the idea of starting fresh - and I don't want all kinds of old crap littering our apartment.

My dad is going to donate a bunch of stuff to Goodwill on Monday, so I've been getting a pile of stuff ready for him. As for everything else, I'm really not feeling the whole garage sale thing, so a lot of stuff is getting tossed. In my head, I think that maybe someone somewhere would want what I'm throwing away, but that's an unreasonable thought-process, for sure. So I'm repressing it as much as possible and just putting it in the garbage.

I'm hoping it will be cathartic. Right now it's really not. But I think it will feel really good to have a more organize set of stacked boxes (oh, I went on a quick Staples run to get some foldable, lidded storage boxes - they're kinda small, but will look much nicer than the crappy, disintegrating boxes I'm dealing with unloading).

*Sigh* I guess I'd better get back to it.


posted by julie at March 17, 2007 02:06 PM


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