In my post ’18 days and counting!‘, I wrote the following –
The PODS container was delivered yesterday. Items we are keeping and storing are now starting to make their way into the container. Much downsizing has taken place over the past year and a little more to go with regards to ridding of un-needed items. Tomorrow we are having an Estate Sale and hope to downsize considerably more items. The PODS container will be sitting in our driveway for 2 weeks at which time it will be picked up and stored.
In today’s post, I write the following –
The PODS container will be picked up this Thursday. Since it was delivered, we quickly filled it, with no room to spare.
A week ago this past Saturday, we had the Estate Sale and it was a success and in that 2 of 3 larger items we had left sold. These 2 items were a brass bed with mattress set and the baby grand piano. Last week we sold additional smaller items and the last remaining large item sold this past weekend; a couch. This past Saturday we had a moving sale and sold our remaining smaller items.
These past weeks we have continued our downsizing and with the combined garage sales of last year, we have rid of approximately 90% of our possessions. Remember we lived in a 3,800 sq. ft. home and are moving into an 5th wheel with about 300 sq. ft. Possessions we are not taking with us in our 5th wheel are in the PODS container that is about 200 sq. ft. Having much less possessions is an amazing freeing feeling. I am glad Gary and I decided to downsize considerably and decide to ‘go tiny’ in our next living situation. I am unsure what the future holds for us with regards to where we finally end up living on a permanent basis, but at this time, the ‘go tiny’ works for us.
With 1 week to go, the house is nearly completely empty. By Thursday, the last item to be placed in the PODS container will be the one and only remaining mattress. For the past 2 weeks it has been on the floor in the master bedroom for us to sleep on. After Thursday once the PODS container is picked up, I guess we will be sleeping on the floor. Friday we plan to bring the 5th wheel back home and park it in our next door neighbor’s driveway. They will be out of town this next weekend and are allowing us to park the 5th wheel there. We will load the 5th wheel with the remaining items from the house and be ready to leave promptly on Tuesday of next week once house closing papers are signed.
With 1 week to go, a year’s effort of downsizing is coming to an end. This chapter that Gary and I have experienced for quite some time is coming to an end. And the next chapter soon will begin.