I've known for a little while now that I would need to get rid of most of my possessions by the end of May. For some strange reason, it has been a dream of mine for many years to sell/donate my "stuff." I knew it would be really difficult to do, but was never sure if I would ever do it. Now I am trying to plan what to keep, what to store, what to sell, and what to donate. I started going through my books and got rid of some. Although I've still got about 20 that I saved for the "store" pile. I also tried going through my box of electronics. For some reason I found it difficult to part with cable cords, phone cords, internet cords, etc. because I may need them "in the future." I also couldn't part with a bunch of old CD-ROMS that aren't even installed on my laptop currently.

One thing I was able to part with was my CD collection. I haven't bought any new CD's in probably 3 or 4 years. At least with CD's I was able to put all the music on my computer. So the only loss is the disc itself, not the music. That I can live with. Now I just need to find a place that wants to buy a random assortment of about 60 old CD's.

A lot of my stuff carries no emotional attachment. The problem for me is thinking that I may need something in the future, so I might as well store it if I already own it. Does anybody else have the same problem? How did you get rid of your possessions?
4/18/2011 10:51:48 pm

Tell me about. I packed all my stuff into various boxes, taped them and wrote "DO NOT TOUCH" on them.

Although I can "give" them away or sell them, I just couldn't bring myself. :S So I told my parents at some point I will need them although I ain't sure when. haha.


4/19/2011 01:17:03 am

I care about keeping a lot of things because of emotional attachment. I do not really think about keeping things like cable cords because I know I can just buy them again when I need them. There are some things that you can't buy again though... those are the things that I keep.

Katie - Green Travel Girl
4/19/2011 09:34:29 pm

Hi Usha,

That makes me feel better that you went through the same thing! I have a feeling I'll be doing the exact same thing with my family, leaving them with boxes!

4/20/2011 07:37:55 am

I used to have trouble getting rid of things. But now it is pretty easy for me unless I have an emotional attachment to them. I think it just takes time and persistence to dwindle your stuff down to the level you want.

Although knowing how little people use CDs now, you might just have to throw those out.


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