Monday, February 22, 2010

the half project, my version

I read an article about this family who decided to stop taking & start giving. They sold their million dollar home, purchased a smaller one at half the price and gave $80,000 to charity.
I love to hear about this sort of thing.
I don't have much financially to give, but I do have quite a bit in the way of possessions.
I am doing a major cleaning of my home this year, a true spring cleaning, and have found for me it is not so much about making money as it is being free of those items that have been hiding under the bed or in the closet.
I want to own my possessions, not have them own me.
side note here, if you have never heard George Carlin's bit on stuff....check it out!
I found some things I of course will keep, like my photos and fave books, but also found lots of stuff I do not know why I felt the need to hold onto.
My goal is to have at least 2 bags of items going to a local thrift store, homeless shelter or just given away via freecycle to someone who needs it each week until I am purged of all of it.
wish me luck as this is going to be a major undertaking for me.

1 comment:

  1. check out my friends blog ;) hes doing the same thing so he can move to china