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Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by FIREd

Since I am knee-deep into it, I find downsizing somewhat bitter sweet. On the one hand, a lot of stuff should have gone to the dumpster a long time ago and it feels great to finally get rid of it. On the other hand, there are things that are hard to toss in the trash. Thankfully, a lot of those things can be stored in digital format (photos, greeting cards, letters, drawings from my niece, books, home movies, etc...).
Digital is great. I took digital photos of some of the "treasures" I gave up. It helped, but I do remember it was tough in the moment, and liberating after. Good luck!

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:21 AM   #62
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When my late wife and I sold our place, in 1997, to go full time RVing, we cleared out everything except our 'treasures' (which went into storage)........the whole process was very cathartic.

After she died, early 2002, I continued solo for a couple 2004, when I started going through the boxes, I wondered, a number of times, "What the &%$# did we keep this for?"

"Exit, pursued by a bear."

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