So the plan is to go from a small 2 bed house, to a large box. Compared to our friends and family, we have a super minimalist home, compared to minimalist homes, we have a LOT of stuff, so we took to the house and started our first clear out…
Apparently ‘out of sight, out of mind’! Two suitcases we hadn’t used in an age, boxes for things we no longer own and a whole host of old study books as well as Christmas decorations – we took what we could to the charity shop and put the books on eBay – we didn’t make much, but we made a little towards the now named ‘Truck Fund’
A book case containing files and paperwork we never even looked at which housed the only thing we actually need which is the OS maps so we emptied and listed on Facebook Marketplace, along with our filing cabinet and a desk that we also never used!
Clothes mostly! A large part of this was easy, a lot of my clothes had been in the suitcases in the attic which I hadn’t even looked at in 2 years since we bought the house and so I was brave and just threw them out without looking at them. Some of the prettier party dresses will be photographed and sold off (I never go out anywhere to wear them these days anyway and I doubt there will be much call for sequins and floor length gowns in the Truck!)
An old laptop, several old phones, a playstation… it all went! Between a mix of FB marketplace and Music Magpie.
We have a LOT of books which we are selling on eBay mostly and anything that doesn’t go will be donated to charity.
So Craig had to tell me to stop at this point as I started to measure up our sofa… perhaps next time…
Once we are allowed to mix with other people we’re going to do a car-boot sale and hopefully raise some more money for the truck fund!