This a contributor post that I wrote for the Portland Mom's Blog. Read the entire article HERE.
Six years ago my husband and I purchased a home that we loved in Visalia, CA. It was large and had plenty of space for our growing family. When we moved in the amount of space was overwhelming; we didn’t own enough furniture to fill it! But decorating new spaces is a joy of mine and I had a blank canvas set before me. Over time, I found pieces that fit each room; I rearranged and tried new combinations until each piece of furniture found its home. But this process abruptly ended last January when our family decided to relocate to Oregon. I would be letting go of a lot, as my very big and thoughtfully curated home needed to fit into two, small storage units.
Our slated move date was June, which provided a cushion to help avoid the last minute packing frenzy. I am thankful for those months of sorting and sifting. I could take my time and let my emotions rise and fall as I relived the memories shared in our home. The weeks passed by and it became clear that we still owned much more stuff than we had room for. The initial round of purging was easy, because I was letting go of things I didn’t care about. What was more difficult, was making a decision on the list of items that I wasn’t ready to part with. I began to feel overwhelmed...
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