How to move from a three story row house in Washington, D.C. to a 19′ International Airstream ? Two words: Craig’s List!
Why do we love stuff? Does it make us happy? I doubt it. In 2007, I moved from a one-bedroom walk-up 2nd floor apartment in SE Washington, D.C. to a row house in NE.
The stairs in a walk-up were the best for restricting stuff I thought I wanted in the apartment. First lesson, I bought a couch from North Carolina, only to find it would not fit up the stairs. Back on the truck and good-bye deposit. So seven years later I am wishing I still lived in that one-bedroom, and not three floors of furniture and stuff. Especially, since I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen – yes, I enjoy cooking, and the bedroom – I really enjoy sleeping.
I haven’t bought the Airstream yet! So downsizing is happening in stages: 1st, a POD, for the stuff I can’t part with. 2nd, Craig’s list. 3rd, charity.
I can’t wait to give away all my professional clothes.
So my 2016 new year resolution is to fit into a small space. Here we go!