|My new and humble abode at the dealership - washed and ready for my New RV Owner's Class|
Several years ago, I decided that I had a lot to do before I could even attempt it to live smaller. I just had too much stuff - material things that I purchased for one reason or another, for needs real or imagined, to make me happy or perhaps even less sad. Who knows? It would be a big job, but I had to start somewhere. Immediately, we all think, "Yard Sale". I did too, at first.
My initial downsizing target would be my collected media. I had three bookcases full of media, not counting the storage area underneath my entertainment center furniture. Let's start with my VHS tape collection. Internet research revealed that I could purchase a "gizmo" that would wire-in a VHS tape player into my computer and then burn a DVD from there. Effective, but cumbersome, time consuming and utilizing too many resources for some old movies and TV shows that I recorded from Cable TV .. once upon a time and not always at best quality mode. Some I wanted to keep, other programs, I didn't. Editing would be ongoing.
|Henry David Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond (replica)|
I still can't decide about many of my collected books. Some, I've donated. Some, I've gifted to my grandchildren. Some, I just can't part with now, so I'll carry them until I can't carry them any longer.