Last fall I crossed off a long held goal of clearing out my storage locker.
It took some wrangling to get it done, a consortium of friends and family, a situation to where I ended up with more days off than usual, and the proper logistics in place. But it’s done.
A series of events left me with a storage locker filled with my wordily possessions and I lived without them for over a year. I paid them $130 a month for the privilege of parking my stuff there. Insane I know, and it was also the cheapest place in town. My storage locker will filled with my stuff, everything, furniture, my decrepit coffee maker that I never used, end tables, a collection of junk. It made no sense to keep it, considering I could replace everything with a couple months worth of rent.
I ended up moving and had to leave my storage unit, 6 hours away. Too far to causally withdraw things. It started bugging me, there were a few things I needed at my new digs, but most of it I didn’t need. Once I started cleaning it up, I even realized that there was stuff that I had forgot about it.
What did I do with most of my stuff? If it didn’t fit, it didn’t ship, I donated most of it. Donating a mattress is tricky, because everyone is concerned about bed bugs. What I could fit in the car went to my new temporary digs. No more $130 monthly rent, no more stuff that made no sense to keep.
This was a nice lesson from minimalism. This stuff was just there sitting and waiting and now I don’t have that burden anymore and it feels good.