Letting go of the past…

Or just getting rid of the “junk”. Either way, it’s not a pleasant task, but it certainly feels so much better when it’s done!

Some times it’s necessary to get to the next phase in life, some times it’s just plain necessary.

In this case…it was a little of both.

We sorted, we tossed, we stopped and wondered “what in the world do we do with this?”

The task is not done.

But it’s a step. A big step in the right direction, and a much lighter step now that the load isn’t as heavy!

truck full of stuff

There’s plenty more where this came from, but at the end of the day, when the trash was taken to the dump, and the slightly used items were taken to the Good Will bin, it just felt good.

Good to tackle an unpleasant project, good to clean up and get organized, and good to just let it go.

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9 thoughts on “Letting go of the past…

  1. craftymadre says:

    You’re right. I always feel so much better after I’ve cleaned and purged my space. But I don’t know why it’s so hard! It’s amazing how attached I can feel to something I haven’t even laid eyes on in years. When our basement flooded last year, there were still full boxes from our move 6 years ago. Of course, I still had to go through everything and “salvage” the things I still thought I “needed”.

  2. Way to go!! Love the ancient phone!! 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    Same can be said for all the trash in your memory bank too! Let it go!

    • Becky says:

      Yep, you’re absolutely correct. The trash from the attic is a lot easier to get rid of though…the memory thing takes a lot more work, but it’s certainly worth it when it gets “cleaned up” too! 🙂

  4. Life&Ink says:

    Oh how I love going through and getting rid of stuff… of shedding excess baggage. It is a release in all the ways you just described. Good on you for doing the work. Both physically and emotionally! 🙂

    • Becky says:

      Release is a perfect description of the process. It was/is a great feeling. I just wonder what makes us keep all the stuff in the first place? The sentimental things I understand, but the “things” with no meaning….I don’t get it. Oh well, baby steps, right?

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