I never knew tossing a bed could be so freeing…

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Do you ever get in the mood to get rid of stuff?  I do, quite frequently.  But I don’t always take action because I don’t know what to throw away.  I’m either too attached to it or feel bad about not selling it.

I’ve only sold a few things on Ebay before.  I didn’t like the stress of running to the post office at a moment’s notice so I wouldn’t get a bad review.  I’ve also tried Craigslist without success.

Moving means reducing

We lost two rooms when we moved to LA.  Which means we had to do some downsizing.  Even though I reduced, we still have too much stuff!

I need someone to help me figure out what to keep or get rid of.  It’s hard when there’s an emotional attachment.  It’s not even that I’m a sentimental person.  It’s just that I feel bad about getting rid of gifts people gave me; or I realize how much money I spent on something, and don’t have the heart to toss it.

I really don’t need that bed

Anyway, this week I’m taking action.  There’s a single-sized bed that’s almost six years old in the spare room; and we’re tossing it!  Plus, I’m donating all the extra bedding to the Goodwill down the street.

I was hanging on to it because I thought Zoe could use it someday; and it’s handy to have if we have overnight guests.  Well, we’ve only had one guest in the eight months we’ve been here.  And Zoe won’t need it for quite a while.  It’s taking up valuable space – so Zubair and I finally decided to dispose of it.

I feel so free!  I don’t know why we didn’t do this earlier.  I’ve been thinking about it for a while… Now there’s more room for Zoe and the babysitter to play.

Live simply

I read about people living simply, and getting rid of everything but the essentials.  I give them so much credit.  We don’t have a lot of space, and hardly any storage.  I want to reduce about a third of the stuff that we own, but it’s so hard.  Why am I so attached to my stuff?  I would enjoy my apartment more if there was less stuff.

Okay, so what else can I get rid of?

When’s the last time you were inspired to reduce your belongings?  Tell us about it in the comments section below!

I got this very comfy mattress after sleeping on a futon for over a year

See how much space we’ll have?!?!

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