Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Throw it ALL Away.

My storage unit has been my nemesis for years. Yes, years. I've been paying on this unit for years. That's a lot of money. It's 10 x 20 unit, which would run pretty expensive in most parts of the country. It started out 'reasonable' and lately they just keep raising my rates. Still cheap in comparison, but too rich for my blood.

My deadline to get everything moved out is this Friday. 3 days away, basically 2 days. I've given up thinking I'm going to make it, and I'll end up paying another $102 for another month of storage. I could literally load everything into the back of my van, make a few trips to the dump, and have it all completely out of my life for less than $102 at this point. The dump is $28/load.

It's to tempting.

All the blog posts and articles online about getting rid of your stuff, decluttering your life, and going towards minimalism still want you to either sell or donate your valuables. That's so much work! I don't care about this stuff anymore, I don't want to put the time into cleaning it up enough to donate it, or listing it on web sites and dealing with flakes or even messing with true, genuine people for a $2 item. Or free items. It doesn't matter. I don't want to do it.

All I've wanted is one person to say, "It's okay to throw away half way decent things in order to get your life back". So far I haven't found that. Surely there are people out there that are doing it. Just chucking it all into a dumpster and rejoicing at their new freedom.

I'm pretty sure it's what I'm going to have to do in the end. Honestly, I don't have that great of stuff. Most of my 'best' stuff already went to the dump because it was full of mildew from being in storage. And don't get me wrong, I have taken a couple trips to Goodwill to donate.

I have trouble with things like microwaves (that I never cleaned before I put in storage), and old TVs. Surely someone could use them, but I don't want to clean them and make them presentable. Metal I have a problem with. I know I can get money for metal. But lately I've been realizing I don't have enough to really scrap out, and wouldn't it be a lot easier and a load off my mind to just bring it to the dump with the rest of it?

I struggle with things that someone in my family might want or could use. Even though I know I'd be doing us all a favor to just get rid of it and never tell them about it. Hoarding seems to run in my family.

Is it okay to just take it all to the dump and be done with it?

Truth is, even when I get my storage cleaned out I still have plenty of stuff to contend with. Right now my old travel trailer is filling up with stuff, I've even had to put some things in the motorhome. I feel like I'm going backwards a little. I have literally no where to keep anything, so just get rid of it. Yeah?


  1. Pitch it all! That's what I did :)

    1. Thanks, that's refreshing to hear. My last load to the dump was a no mercy load. In the end I still had to pay for another month of storage but what's left should be easily manageable.

      I might be experiencing mini anxiety attacks about some things I threw away though. haha.