I just wanted to credit Miss Minimalist, Francine Jay with motivating me to begin my weight reduction program. No, I'm not talking about losing body weight, but stuff. I have begun the process of reducing my stuff. I have started sorting things that have owned me for more than 50 years and managed to get rid of a few things that were basically junk but wouldn't leave me, alone. I have secretly begun to dispose of junk and will be selling or giving away all of my excess.
Obviously this is going to be a protracted process because I didn't accumulate my "things" in a matter of months, but more like years. However, I suspect that once my friends find out that I have decided to divest myself of many of my "things" I expect that I may have many volunteers that will be willing and ready to help relieve me of some of my "things." I am contemplating a goal of getting rid of one thing per day. A problem that I have is that I can't decide if I sell or give a book away if it counts as one thing or do I have to rid myself of all my excess books to have that count as one thing? I choose to count each one since some may take longer to find a new owner/home for than others.
I'm pretty excited about this new aspect of my life so I will be tracking my progress. I have almost a thousand books. I also have lots of other things that I have squirreled away, "just in case." Out with the old, and not in with the new. This stuff has got to go so I can enjoy a smaller footprint in a more open uncluttered space.