Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sorting and More Sorting

An update on out progress.  We have decided to NOT put anything in storage.  We are going to make a clean break of it and sort through everything, throwing away all personal things, for example pictures and that kind of stuff, and selling all the rest.  So in early Feb. we will have an estate sale inside the house and everything that doesn't sell will go to the local senior center thrift store.

We have piles everywhere.

Kitchen sideboard (printer on top) is empty.  Everything in those other cupboards is for sale.

It doesn't look like it but the office area is almost done.  Gave computer away.

The poor kitchen is catching all the overflow.

But look, the book case is almost empty of books, the rest of that stuff will stay for the sale.

So as you can see we are slowly making progress.  One step at a time, but this process feels GOOD.

Evie and Joy


  1. Evie, here's a link to the blog I mentioned. Scroll down--oldest entry is at the bottom. She put a lot of info about how they did their sale.
    Take good care!

    1. Thanks Dawn I'll take a look at this.

  2. Dang it--deleted my previous comment! Anywho, I envy your grit & determination as yo go through this process. Are you sure you want to throw away the photos? Eat well, get enough sleep & drink plenty of water.

    1. This purging feels so right and it is something I've wanted since I moved into this home 5 years ago. For me it is feelig very liberating.
      Thanks for your continued reading and comments on my blog. You are one of my longest readers. :) Evie

  3. Hi, I've been reading about your travels and enjoying all of the pictures. I'm so glad this is working out for both of you.
    I spend a lot of time sitting on the fence with no decision made to fulltime. From someone who can't make a decision feel free to ignore this advise: have you considered scanning family photos into the computer to be saved on a cd or dvd? I figure this way they will always be there if they are ever needed in the future. I'm currently working on scanning old family photos from the 1800 and 1900's.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      I'm sending most family photo albums off to my daughters and only throwing away junky ones. Yes I have scanned a lot of things. But thank you for reminding me about that, I could scan some more things before they go into the trash. Thank you for reading my blog and for you comment, it gave me a good idea.