I’ve lived in seven apartments since college graduation. Each time I move, I take loads of things to Goodwill. It’s the obvious time to clear out the clutter and lighten my load.

Despite giving away tons of stuff when I moved to New York, I still have more now than I want to ship. I moved here with two big suitcases and decent-sized carry-on. I shipped about five boxes here. Now I’m getting ready to move for an eighth time. I already shipped four boxes and two suitcases of stuff. I have a fifth box ready to go. My mom is planning to fly out to help me carry  more suitcases out. Still, I’m not sure if that’ll accommodate everything.

How did I end up with so much stuff?

I already took four bags to Goodwill and put two boxes of stuff in the free area of my building. Yet, I asked my friend Quyn to come over tomorrow and help me get brutal about what’s worth keeping and what is not. She promises she’s a tight packer.

I already gave away the things I moved here and never used (my high school tennis racquet) and tossed any stained, ripped or unflattering clothes, but I still need to get it down to four suitcases worth.

I’m not even taking any furniture or much housewares with me. I’m already at my weight limit for carry-on by way of my cat and personal and work computers.

I’m never moving across the country again.

Well, maybe I will.

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One thought on “Stuff and things

  1. It’s just in our bones, to want to accumulate more things than we need. I’ve been in that very same boat as you, and each time I settle into a new place, I suddenly realize I need more stuff for new uses. Don’t be too hard on yourself dear… wish I could help you sort and but it’s much more exciting to know that I’ll be here to help you unpack!!!!

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