We passed the 2 year mark for selling our home this past July.
I can’t believe it’s been 2 years….
But recently we have been in negotiations to get the house sold. I don’t want to be too optimistic but this is the closest we’ve been to selling in the 2 years, so we began to sell off more of her contents…
Through this whole process we have been systematically paring down our possessions. Selling this or that on Kijiji or in the paper. Doing this has probably made it easier on all of us. What we have got rid of ,before the sale we had this past week, was stuff we hadn’t used and in some cases even seen in a year! Stuff for our business, toys Mak didn’t play with anymore, out grown. Nothing we had real sentimental connection to.
This past week we started selling the stuff that was our everyday life. As I began pricing “our life” Rob was telling me “Don’t mark the stuff too low. This isn’t a garage sale you know, this is a moving sale. This stuff isn’t junk. This is good stuff, quality stuff. We used it every day!”
Then the selling began.
And the reality began to set in.
No one is going to see the value in these things like we did. There is a reason we didn’t give away or donate these things, they meant something to us. They were a gift, my favorite mixing bowls, baby stuff for our only child. I am tearing up now as I write this. But now some more selling is done we are closer, again, to our launch date and I feel relieved. Relieved because the house is almost empty, less to move.
Relieved because some of the stuff I knew I would have a hard time letting go,
is now gone.