I'm attempting to downsize in Indiana which will take at least 9 more years at the rate I am going.
I am trying to buy what I will eat where I am so I don't leave a fridge freezer full of food that I might have to have someone throw out after a hurricane when the power is out (two times now) and I am trying to use food in Indiana since if I leave anything no one I tell to pick it up and eat it does not and I throw it out four months later. :(
I was dogsitting for awhile first home so I did not want food waiting at home. Now I'm going to visit a friend for at least a week and trying to use what's here or toss some stuff tonight.
It is hard to ignore a good bargain. Indiana grocery has 10/10 which are really great deals on things I use so I have 10 cans of soup, etc.
I'm doing the same thing on clothes shopping (I don't like current styles anyway) and finding "new" things in my closet for either place.
I did not make resolutions the past couple of years. Always the same. Always make me feel guilty when I don't get them done so now I just have objectives of things to accomplish and last summer I felt really good about what I accomplished with downsizing. I have mom's stuff, dad's stuff, my own stuff from move in 89, grandma's stuff, etc. Mom and I were always going to go thru it so I wouldn't have to but you know how that went. I do not want to leave it for someone else to go thru. It's not easy. Sometimes I open a box that overwhelms me with memories and I have to just walk away from it all for awhile. But, I'll get there.