Purge: to physically remove (something) completely.
As with everything tiny house related, this has been and still is a process for me. Last week I started going through my bookcase. Usually when I’m getting ready to donate stuff, I ask myself, “What should I get rid of?” But THIS time around, I’m asking, “What do I want to keep?”
There is a slight difference.
So as I took my books out of the bookcase, I left only those that I knew I wanted…and some I can’t seem to let go….like the antique, hardback Carmen score that a shopkeeper gave me in Sacramento when I was on tour with my college ensemble. I….just….can’t. Yet.
The other part of the bookcase had the CDs. Oh the CDs. I found a whole other box in the garage that I forgot about. What you see in this picture is maybe 25%. I’m in the process of burning them all to my iTunes so I can get rid of the actual CD and case. When I left this morning there were CDs everywhere. Everywhere.
The good news is that I’m almost done…I think I have less than 10 left to copy. The plan is to load them all in a box and donate them.
Oh yes, donating. That’s what I’ve decided to do with all the stuff I’m getting rid of. Furniture and all. Saturday I loaded up my car with random art work, picture frames, 3 boxes of books (not even all of the ones you see above), a weird half chair thing I’ve had since I don’t remember when, iron candle holders, glass votives, a microwave, sheets, and probably other stuff I don’t remember at the moment.
The local charity is called Lodi House…an organization that benefits homeless women and children. I hope they will be as blessed by this stuff as I was!