Letting Go of “Stuff” (+ Announcement!)
Like most people, stuff tends to accumulate for me. I’m well aware, that I probably have less stuff than the average Dane, and definitely less things than the average American, it’s nonetheless something I’m continuously working on.
Every now and then I’ll do a big sort-out, go through my clothes, my toiletries and everything else. It continues to amaze me how whenever I do it, I keep finding things to get rid of.
I did a huge sort-out a little less than a year ago, I got rid of a stuffed IKEA-bag full of clothes, 5-6 pair of shoes, a bag full of make-up and hair products and several boxes of other things.
And now I’m doing it again. And once again I have an IKEA-bag stuffed with clothes, several pairs of shoes and another bag full of make-up and hair products.
But the thing is, I can see huge progress. None of the clothes I’m getting rid of, are things I have bought in the past years – it’s only older things that I’ve realized I really don’t wear any more. Ditto for the shoes and toiletries. So not only am I getting better at getting rid of things, but I’m also getting better at not buying things I don’t need or won’t use.
What to Do With All Your Stuff
For clothes and shoes my sisters get first pick, whatever they don’t want goes to a non-profit second-hand shop.
Same thing goes for other stuff, if I have kitchen ware, books, decorative items etc., I’ll first check with family and friends if they need/want anything, if not I’ll give that to a non-profit second-hand shop as well.
So you might’ve noticed that I haven’t really updated my blog as much as useful for the past couple of weeks. My apologies, things have been rather hectic, but I didn’t want to post anything until everything was sorted out.
Well, I’m moving to Dublin, Ireland! I’ve been offered a job (which I didn’t even apply for), and since I love Dublin and Ireland in general I didn’t hesitate to accept it.
I’ve been getting everything sorted out for the past couple of weeks, and they had to run a background check as well as check my references as well. But it’s all sorted out now, and I’m set to move on the 29th of August.
So this is why I’m busy going through all of my things and figuring out what to bring, what to toss and what to store.
I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity – and about the chance to live in another country. There will probably continue to be slightly less blogging than usual for the next month or so, but after that I hope to get back into my usual routine. If not I’ll have to re-evaluate my standards and possible settle for less frequent posting.
How do you feel about letting go of stuff? How often do you go through your things, and get rid of some? What do you do with those things? Have you ever lived in another country than the one you grew up in? If not, do you want to?