Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SUMTER & STUFF: or C.R.A.P.


SUMTER & STUFF
or


C.R.A.P.

A FRIENDLY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

We just returned from completely emptying a House in Sumter for sale. It had an accumulation of 50 plus years of stuff. Every drawer, closet, cabinet, attic space, and the Garage was emptied.

7 full bodied pickup truck trips to the dump & 9 trips to Goodwill, plus what was taken home by 4 parties, and still the big furniture is in the house until it sells. The remaining trash on the curb alone was 2 truckloads.

People: SELL, SELL and DOWNSIZE!!!!!!

Start NOW and work on it everyday until you DIE, or are finished, and only have THE ESSENTIALS!!! Just a friendly word of advice from someone who just went through someone else's C.R.A.P.!
And this was Mostly usable, and some brand new, and "never used" stuff.

IT'S A LIE THAT:

1. He who has the most toys wins.
2. Ummmmm.... dang..that covers it.

IT IS TRUE THAT:

1. LESS IS MORE

This is just an observation that probably can be confirmed by anyone that has recently moved, or who is over ohhhhh let's say 40 or 50. We just completely went through an Estate, and are ourselves looking to move. This combination really helped us make some good decisions and changed our perspective of

what we WANT vs. what we NEED!

While there were MANY, MANY items we could have brought home with us: It became VERY easy to EASE them into the Goodwill Pile instead. Tools, Yard Work Essentials, iRONS-(Ar Ar), New Clothes, Dishes, Kitchen GADGETS-- all things that could easily have been used, but when it came to bringing them home vs....... well:   Perception Changed!... If my wife and I died this instant: someone would face the monumental task of going through our CRAP.

C.R.A.P. :

Consumer
Related
Accumulated
Possessions

iPromise- I'm not trying to tell you how to live you life! This is simply a PSA on how to Downsize and make it easi-er: 

TO MOVE OR DIE!!!! (CLOSE TO THE SAME STRESSORS!)

 I now cannot move & am forced due to RAIN, to go unload a truck FULL of:

C.R.A.P.!!!

This C.R.A.P. was brought home to replace OUR own C.R.A.P., that we will now be forced to go through differently before we move!!!


Crap- I'm tired and sore.
And I'll never forget:

LESS IS MORE!

I was going to take a picture of what we brought home, but I didn't have a wide angle lens!


THESE PICS SAY IT WELL: All Pics from Internet: not mine.
THE CORRECT WAY TO MOVE!!!!

 THE WAY WE MOVED IN COLLEGE!!!   1 TRUCK OR CARLOAD, MAX!
cost: A CASE OF BEER, AND TWO LARGE PIZZAS FOR FRIENDS THAT HELPED!
It took about an hour-plus travel time!!

 
 THE WAY I FELT SUNDAY!
 

WHAT'S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST??????