Downsizing

In the last 8 weeks, we have bought a new townhouse, got our existing single family house on the market, and now in the past week have sold our house.  We got rid of 3.1 tons of stuff in a huge roll-off dumpster, made about a dozen trips with my truck to donate to Goodwill, took a truck load of stuff to donate to a church garage sale, took a truck load of books, CD’s, DVD’s, vinyl records (might have even got rid of my KC and the Sunshine band album) to Half Price Books and earned enough money to pay the gas on my truck for all the trips to Goodwill, and still had to get the “Got Junk” truck out to pick up another load of stuff.  Oh, and of course, we needed a 10 x 15 storage locker to hold stuff we may sell or are just not sure what to do with or simply had to get out of the house in our frenzied de-cluttering and downsizing effort.

The stage is now set for us to move in the middle of July.  We are only moving about 6 blocks away because we like our neighborhood and we like the location equidistant between St. Paul and Minneapolis and we like being only two stoplights away from Target Store #1.  So in mid July Three Men and a Truck (also known in these parts as Two Men and a Truck, but we decided to add the third Man for a speedier move) will load up what is remaining in our house after our downsizing efforts and move us into the new townhouse.  The next day we will if all goes as planned, close on the sale of our current house and thereby close the loop on this transition.

And this will begin a new chapter in our lives, in a new home, after a crazy spring and early summer!

Dean

A Boomer In A “Downsized” Transition and  Glad I Own a Truck

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