I don't call myself a hoarder, but others might. I do have too much stuff. Someone who does as much as I do, who has a range of artistic activities (art, jewellery making, sewing, paper making, gardening, fishing, writing). I have a large library. I have collections of Chinese china, and other items. (Who has an ancient calligraphy set from China?)
I have a month to downsize. To leave this three bedroom unit and move into the Coaster. I will have things in storage.
|In the Coaster. Putting my own stamp on it. Still a work in progress.|
The cosmetics in the bathroom - will keep most, but so much has been given to me and I don't use them like others do. I just put them in the draw and as one tube/bottle empties I get another one. Still, I get more given to me - at a rate faster than I use it.
The linen cupboard has almost been emptied. I am putting all my spare "linen" - sheets, pillow cases, towels etc in big bags. They will go into storage. I have put aside some for the Coaster, but only need a couple. I have a good supply of pillow cases and some will be used for clothing storage in the Coaster.
How long will I live in the Coaster? 6 months that's for sure. 12 months? Maybe. 2 years? Who knows.
So for the next month, I will prepare Murtle, and get ready to move out of the unit. I will hopefully sell a few things. There are two markets before I have to depart. A lot of work to do.
In any case, I see the downsizing as positive - for when I return I expect to live in a place slightly bigger than the Coaster. So far, I have no idea about that.