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Day 152: Retire

No, I’m not retiring from my day job, but I do think I’m through with moving sales and yard sales for a while. Don’t get me wrong: today was sort of fun. I had friends stop by to chat, and … Continue reading

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Day 146: Vary

Today was a smorgasbord of downsize activities. With so much to plow through, I thought it might be easier to hop around from one task to the next. A little variety to keep things interesting… and to keep me from … Continue reading

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Day 145: Age Out

We tackled the kids’ clothes today. Well, two out of three kids, at least–but we did start with the hardest first: our eight-year-old fashionista. In theory, thinning out the kids’ wardrobe should be easy. After all: as long as they … Continue reading

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Day 144: Declassify

To be honest, I really wanted to call this entry “defile,” since I’ve already set a precedent of bad puns for titles, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. My wife and I dug in deep today. “The … Continue reading

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Day 140: Trudge

Today is just a one-foot-in-front-of-the-other kind of day. I’ve yanked down another twenty books–I’ve cleared half of the bookshelf I wanted to empty out…and with each book I take town, the harder it gets. I also tackled another closet–a mish-mash … Continue reading

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Day 139: Recruit

Ok, I know I have already written about the importance of gaining allies in the house as we take steps as a family toward living more simply. Today, though, I’ve gone a step further: I’m enlisting recruits. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Day 138: Continue

We got back to our (Atlanta) home around 8pm tonight, which left me just enough time to to pull together another bag of donation clothing before the charity pick-up later this week. After coming face-to-face with the difference in scale … Continue reading

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Day 135: Scale

It was pretty late last night by the time I carried in the bags of clothes and boxes of books and the one new bookshelf. I unpacked the books and put them in their new home, but I left the … Continue reading

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Day 133: Convert

It’s all about the books these days, folks. We have three, six-foot bookshelves in one room; my short-term goal is to get rid of at least one of these bookshelves. I didn’t think I would accomplish that goal today, but … Continue reading

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Day 132: Stack

Tonight I tackled a measly, little bookshelf. Most of what I have on this little, wooden bookshelf are work-related books: scholarship that touches upon my own work in one way, shape or form. Some of these points of contact are … Continue reading

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