animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


I’m getting my Swedish Death Cleaning done a little early. The decluttering phase of my life started back when I was still married and we were planning on building a house in the woods. We started getting rid of things so they wouldn’t have to be moved to a new place.

The divorce eliminated a lot of stuff from the house, as well, but somehow there’s still a lot to get rid of. I converted all of my music to digital a few years ago, yet I still had some CDs. Decluttr and eBay took care of that for me recently.

I got to thinking about all of the things that are stored in the attic. We have 4 dog crates in the house and only one is in occasional use (I’m looking at you, Tilly). Will I have more dogs down the road? You betcha, but I’m not really much of a crate person and who knows what size the dog will be anyway (I can always buy a new one), so I listed 3 of the crates on Facebook Marketplace yesterday and sold 2 already! And, as a bonus, I wasn’t murdered.

I got rid of some Easter decorations and will go through the Halloween and Christmas stuff when those holidays arrive. That takes care of half the attic. I’m going to start going through the other half. I can’t even remember what is in there, which means I probably don’t need it.