I absolutely love the beginning of a new year – there are so many possibilities – and the feeling of freshness just radiates from that first clean calendar page. When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, I know that many of you resolved to get organized in 2011.
This move is really allowing me to do something I love….get rid of stuff.
- Between the 50 books I was able to part with (that aren’t on my Bookins trade list) and the 10 books RB was able to part with, our local Housing Works thrift shop received some lovely additions to their library.
- Over the course of 5 years, I seem to have collected quite a few vases – the kind that come from a florist with your flower delivery. I certainly don’t need all of them, so I’ve kept 2 (in different shapes/sizes), and I dropped off the rest at a local flower shop to be re-used in future arrangements. They were especially happy to get them before Valentine’s Day
- There are some sheets and towels that are just not worth saving. Maybe they’ve got holes. Maybe they’re threadbare. Maybe you just don’t like them anymore. I’ve hung on to a few of the sheets to use as drop-cloths when we paint the new place and kept a few of the towels to keep around for rainy/snowy days (they’re good to lay down under your wet boots). The rest are going to a local animal shelter that will use them as bedding.
It’s true what they say — one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I’m happy I can find uses for my old stuff — and even happier to have it out of my apartment.