Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Destashing Results

 I really thought there would be a lot less here after my destashing efforts, but at least I am more organized. I emptied four cubbies and was able to add some canvases and mounting panels, as well as emptying some plastic containers. The commercial cottons are condensed, my garment fabric is in one cubby and my hand dyeds are grouped according to color, somewhat.
In my new house all of these shelves will be in the big walk-in studio closet, so I am ready to pack them up. However, we are no where near ready to move.
 Sunday, before church, we drove over to the property and saw the outlines of the new house. Sooooooo tiny, compared to what we are used to having. But that is the point or one of the points of downsizing and moving. Now my task is to search through this house and determine what else needs to go. We are the house of chairs and couches, so that right away is my focus. O boy. 
I am happy for the dogs that we will have a nice yellow fire hydrant in our itty bitty front yard, 

10 comments:

  1. I love how colorful the other houses are! So many new neighborhoods are beige, beige and gray.

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  2. I am so excited for your move. We downsized several years ago. I still brought too much stuff. But over time, I have greatly reduced. Even to this day, we put 3 or 5 items in our car to go to a charity shop when we pass by one. Some things you can't let go today; next week, next month or next year may be the day you choose tolet go. It happens and feels good when it does. I make most of my quilts for charity now. Its my way to satisfy my creative need, use up fabric I still want to play with and then get it out of the house. So when you get that piecing urge...that may be an option.... Beth F.

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  3. OMG... when we moved here from CA, we almost doubled our living space, and grew by great gobs in the land department! I am not sure I would be able to do what you are doing, although I understand the importance of being closer to town. You will be a great inspiration for destashing, I am sure!

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  4. The foundation always looks teeny tiny. Once the house gets put on top, it will look bigger. Yup, it will. Been there, seen that happen. Magic.

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  5. Boy, have I missed a lot...I thought you just moved. I'm almost glad I missed that rolled fabric. I hate to admit it...I am not a quilter...yet! God bless your downsizing and moving, it has been a blessing!

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  6. SO fun to see the yellow and red houses! What a fun colorful neighborhood. It gives you the freedom to pick any color and fit in rather than stand out. I can't wait to see what you pick!

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  7. We downsized a couple years ago. Like you, we moved a few times in a short period. If I didn't use it at the last house it got sold or given to charity. Space-clearing is remarkably energizing. And I don't miss any of the stuff I got rid of. It's all just stuff and life is much simpler without too much of it.

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  8. We downsized a couple years ago. Like you, we moved a few times in a short period. If I didn't use it at the last house it got sold or given to charity. Space-clearing is remarkably energizing. And I don't miss any of the stuff I got rid of. It's all just stuff and life is much simpler without too much of it.

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  9. I think that you will discover that 1600 sq ft is the perfect sized house for two adults and little dogs. Ours is just under 1700 sq ft and our family room is taken over by my longarm. But it still gives us a guest room, an office/studio, as well as master and living room space. If I think about it, even some of the space isn't really used ... mainly the guest room. But I can't really see how we'd ever use anything bigger. Enjoy!

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