...and the prospects for moving it aren't too good right now.
That's ok though, something will come up and when it does, we'll be ready.
This Friday, I'm taking a half day, borrowing a friend's car and taking a bunch of boxes to the Thrift store.
When I'm done there, I will be taking some Household Hazardous Waste to the local drop-off station.
So far, Spencer's room is 95% ready to move. He's cleared out a huge mound of give-aways (which is what is going on Friday to make room for more sorting and piling of give-aways from my room). Included in that mound, are some kitchen items and a few items from the "general stack of boxes from the storage unit".
I'll also be making a run to a local office supply store to take a box full of papers for shredding. A lot of the boxes from my room are filled with old papers. 99% of which I do not need anymore (that's how old they are).
I dread going thru the hall closet. It's filled with tools and hardware. I'm sure I'll dump the hardware and will want to keep the tools. A woman and her power tools are not soon parted.
As much as I'm giving away, I've thrown away a lot too, and have recycled as much as I could.
And I still have quite a few boxes to go through too. If there is anything I know what to do, it's fill up boxes with stuff and store them in any nook and cranny that will fit them.
I've gotten out of that habit though and am making quite a few sacrifices to the "moving reality gods".
I am greatly reducing the size of my stashes. Just for the record, I did indeed type that with an 's'. There are stashes for sewing, embroidery, knit/crochet, jewelry and general crafting. I have applied the "culling the closet principal" of organization. If I haven't used the supply in question for anything within the last year and there is no immediate intended use, out it goes.
In other words, I'm winging it. If I still like the supply and can picture myself making an item that is worth gifting, keeping, or selling, then I keep it.
A lot of things I have had so long that I just can't even imagine wanting something made from it for myself, let alone giving something I made from it to someone else.
Time to set it free out in the world so that someone else can be inspired by it like I once was back in the day.
One good thing about Thrift Stores/Charity Shops is that items like these that are still usable and in excellent shape but have fallen out of my favor will definitely find a home somewhere...and for about 1/20th the price I paid for it.
I'm OK with that. Totally.