If you missed it earlier, here is why we are downsizing:
- We have plans to move this summer and instead of upgrading to a bigger, better house, we plan to dramatically reduce our square footage. We aren’t being forced to do this – it’s a choice. We want to spend less on our next “home” so that we can focus more on things we love and value – like travel.
- I want to own my stuff and not have it own me. Ultimately I only want to keep the items that a.) serve a purpose and b.) that bring me joy.
Downsizing progress to date –
Week 1 update here – earned $548.16
Week 2 update here – earned $1,283.47
Week 3 update here – earned $432.40
Week 4 update here – earned $300
Week 5 update here – earned $395
Week 6 update here – earned $160
Week 7 update – earned zilch, nada, nothing!
Year-to-date – $3,119.03
This last week I was able to drop off brand new baby clothes and gently used baby quilts to CareNet Pregnancy Center. The quilts were made by a family friend when my kids were born, plus we also donated new receiving blankets and about 10 brand new baby outfits (still had tags!). Also donated a brand new plush bear (not pictured). I would love to gather more baby clothes and donate to CareNet this next week. My daughter and I brought them in on Wednesday – by Friday they had sent me a hand-written thank you card in the mail – very thoughtful!
And this week, I didn’t SELL ANYTHING in the Facebook groups or online. My husband was out of town for half of the week at an educator’s conference and I didn’t feel comfortable schlepping the kids to pick-up/drop-off locations to sell items. So I took this week off. Although I felt a bit guilty – I enjoyed the break! I did take a bunch of photos and hope to get them uploaded online tomorrow and hopefully this next week will be a productive week for selling more stuff.
Check back next Sunday for my next update – hopefully I’ll be able to donate and sell more items this week!
If you’re joining me for Project Downsize – I’d love to hear what you got rid of this week! Pick a goal for this week and share it here, please!