Posted by: Tanille
Simplifying is quite a process. I thought selling the majority of our belongings, and moving into a tiny trailer would accomplish it. Life would be so much easier. And yes, it was. But some things take a while. Let me explain.
Having a lot of things, toys, vehicles, etc also come with bills. Those don’t magically go away, unfortunately. Sometimes you are left with debt from that, and it takes a while to whittle that away. For us, having our own business came with an office, office furniture, office supplies, tons of paperwork, and bills. As most of you know from my earlier posts, I have gone paperless and eliminated our office. That was a huge relief. But what took the longest to sort and get rid of were the 15 years worth of paperwork for the business. Why did I keep all of the paperwork from the business’s beginning? Because I could, I had the room. It was easier to store than deal with. Last week I finally took the last four boxes of outdated papers to a shredding company and sixteen dollars later I am breathing a lot easier.
When we downsized we rented a storage unit for the stuff we couldn’t part with. Some of it was family heirlooms, my wedding dress, our childhood stuff and of course the archives of our business. For almost 2 1/2 years we have been paying 65.00 a month for decisions we couldn’t make. Well, my friends, those decisions have been made and we have simplified once again. And let me tell you – it feels great.
– Tanille Leal