By Dave Parrish
This time, I’ll continue my downsizing/rightsizing efforts (see the Sept. 3 column for the starting points).
I discussed that after years in the acquisition mode, I have arrived, as have many, to a place where more isn’t better. I discussed the fullness of my closet, and how I got rid of things I no longer needed.
Next, we moved to the kitchen, no less daunting of a task.
First, the easy stuff. Anything with a commercial logo on it required mutual consent (which was granted only once). Coffee mugs, cozies, etc. Then, we went for the duplicates, and finally for all those little appliances and gadgets that we’ve never or rarely use.
Don’t we know somebody who could use this? Opting out of the yard sale approach, we were able to successfully gift most items to folks who had a need for them. It’s amazing how much easier it is to find what we need now, and we were very pleased to be able to clean in spots that had not seen daylight in years.
Balance in process
In the end, one of the advantages it offers may be a reconnection to younger generations and perhaps even to a more youthful outlook on life.