I'm continuing the process of getting rid of the STUFF. It is an interesting exercise to look critically at every single item I own and deciding what to do with it. I've come up with the following categories at this stage:
1. Definitely keep, no matter what (cat, valuable heirlooms, laptop)
2. Definitely throw away (old papers, sentimental items of no value*)
3. Try to sell in a yard sale (sewing machine, books, DVDs)
4. Give to friends (items of shared sentimental value)
*Here's a trick- take a picture of it, throw it away.
Again, by the time I'm done, everything has to fit in my car for the road trip. No trailer, no nothing except for the space inside Dent. I don't think I'm going to ask my parents to store anything for me. I've been living in the same house for 6 1/2 years so I've accumulated a lot of STUFF. This is a cool process I'm going through. I'm glad to be disassociating myself from the STUFF. I'm sure I'll miss some of it, but my guess is that I'll forget about most of it.