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I like open, uncluttered spaces.
I don’t hoard (thankfully) and spring clean every now and then to make sure I only have what I need at that point in time.
With my last house move, I promised myself that that would be the last time. Well, that wasn’t to be and a few weeks ago, I found myself packing up and moving. Again.
After much thought, I decided to take a sabbatical. In terms of the time factor, well that’s a post for another day.
Back to the move…
With my previous house moves, I had my bff also known as my brother, Jarryd Kast, on hand to help (read: do most of the work). This time it was just me and my helper, Hazel. Now, if ever there was an angel on earth, Hazel would be that person.
Where Jarryd would take the lead and ensure all the ducks were in a row, this time round Hazel fulfilled that role. Super organised and super efficient is an understatement. The actual day of the move, we got moving bright and early which allowed me time to have lunch with a very dear friend, before I hit the road.
This move made me realise…
Half the stuff we have is hardly ever utilised regularly (if at all) and we realise this only when it’s time to move. I found a blender, pasta maker, a blouse and a jacket, all with price tags still on. What a complete waste… that was until, I decided these items would be better off elsewhere. And that’s how “operation give-away” unfolded.
I gave away most things and kept just a few necessities. Of course my mother thought I had lost the plot and asked if I was smoking something. The truth is, I don’t know how long this sabbatical is going to be and my thinking is why hold on to things that another family a) needs and b) would make better use of.
So, with the few belongings I chose to keep tucked away in storage, I feel light. I don’t have that nagging feeling about what if the lounge suite, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron breaks or is no longer working when this sabbatical is over. I know that the family that was blessed with these things are happier and these items are making everyday life that much more comfortable for them.
The other bonus is that when it’s time to take that next step, I’ll be travelling light. Who needs excess baggage anyway?!
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Stay fabulous and favoured xxx