One of my retirement projects involves getting rid of a lot of stuff.
When you spend a career in the military, you tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. And one of the results of the accumulation of a lot of stuff is the necessity to store all that stuff ... often in an expensive rented storage space*. As we economize, getting rid of that storage space becomes important ... but forces us to decide what to do with all the stuff that's now sitting there.
Here's a brief sample of what we're storing: a day bed and mattress; two saddles (one English, one Western) and a homemade stand; hundreds of empty boxes for our fragile collectables; an ugly old chandelier; a large dog cage; a kitchen warming drawer; Christmas decorations, power tools for working with stained glass; and an electric snow blower.
Today, I'll be starting to move the empty boxes into the small crawlspace under our front stairs. We're looking at installing pull-down stairs to the attic and laying a cheap plywood floor so that we can put some of that stuff up there, and I'm planning both a major yard sale and a trip to the county landfill.
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.
* You can read about my problems with that rented space in this post from August, 2015.