About half way through a friend worked out how many boxes I was likely to have, against the storage cost, to give an average price per box. Strangely enough less stuff made it into the later boxes! Tho I resisted the temptation to unpack and review what I'd already packed.
After everything went into storage and started costing me an arm & a leg - in truth that stuff was costing me all the time by filling up my flat - rather like a form of insulation making the floor space 2 feet smaller on every wall, I was ambling around the net and found a blog post (I don't remember where, it has a buddhist type theme to the blog, and I would credit them if I knew where I'd found it) that looked at decluttering in a different way. When I finally get my stuff out of storage and unpack, I'll be doing another 'do I want this in my house', but in the light of that blog posts' thoughts which were:
- Does it work?
- Would I replace it if it didn't work?
- Is is 'potentially' useful, but doesn't actually get used?
- Was I 'saving' it and not using it?
- Do I have a 'better' model of this?
- Does it serve it's purpose well?
- Is it tidily put away but not used?
- Does the momento actually prompt any memories?
- Have I ever used it?
read about it here
It would be nice to know what questions you ask yourself when you're clearing out - I need all the help I can get!
Pics are of my prototype valentines & spring flower cards I'm developing for sale, the original card was done for the original 365 Cards challenge - Day 49 Accordian Challenge in April 2009. Even though most of my stuff is in storage, I kept out some of my stash so I could crack on with using it up. I've not done much recently but I'm posting about my progress - hopefully the lack of progress being made public will spur me on to get moving!