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All day yesterday was house staging work. The downside is that our lives are progressively discombobulated, the upside is that there’s less emotional attachment to the house as the staging furniture arrives because it feels like I’m living in someone else’s house. So I guess I’m advancing through the grief stages.

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It’s late at night and you’ve been at it for hours. Your spouse starts yelling because the cellophane tape is breaking off of its roll and she/he can’t get the roll started again. Obscenities are being generated.

Do you reply with:

  1. “Why don’t you take a break? Better yet, let’s quit for the day.”
  2. “It doesn’t do that for me. What are you doing wrong?”

The correct response is something along the lines of #1. It is not, I repeat not, #2.

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We priced storage facilities yesterday. Yikes! It depends on the location, but a 10′ x 10′ space costs between $200-$230 a month plus tax.

We’ve heard stories about people storing things for years, and when they empty their storage container most of the stuff goes into a dumpster. That’s insane! You paid lots of money to hold on to that junk only to discard it!

Why do humans hold onto stuff? What is it about “stuff?”

We’re moving our goods out of the basement in preparation for painting. And now we’re throwing out more stuff. We’ve done this once and are doing it again. Stuff to Goodwill, stuff to charities, stuff to recycling…

I hope we can stick to a 10 x 10 or maybe even squeeze down to a 10 x 5. You don’t want to know the prices for 10 x 15 or 10 x 20 storage!