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The troubles I'm having with a) wedding planning and b) moving 800 miles away are actually fairly similar. They both involve too much.

For the wedding, it's a matter of wanting to invite too many people - or more accurately, realizing that our families are so large that before we've even gotten beyond the people we absolutely must invite, we've hit something like 145 people. Ouch.

The moving involves similar amounts of too much-ness. There's really only so much stuff that a person can feasibly and economically move 800 some odd miles. And I have approximately 80 times that amount of stuff. This is a far cry from when I moved to Indiana, to be sure.

As it stands, I am trying to weed through all of my things and decide what to and not to keep. Once that's done I will pack up all of the things I am not keeping and call the Salvation Army, as they will bring a truck over and take it all away. My current known list of things I am not keeping includes:

A futon (and possibly a couch)
Approximately 200 books (more if I can bear it, I suppose)
2 big black garbage bags of perfectly good (and in many cases unworn) clothes - although I expect this number to double or triple before I'm done
A dining room table
A (functional!) player piano
Possibly a computer desk
A printer
Two boxes of assorted knick knacks and curios (and purses, apparently)

I am three months away from moving, and I feel terribly overwhelmed at this point. Not awesome.

That being said - warriorartist, I have three of your books and need to return them! I am currently in the process of returning any-and-everything that I have borrowed in addition to getting rid of everything.

Sadly, I'm learning to be very harsh with keeping/not keeping things/books/etc. Not fun, but necessary, I guess...

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warriorartist
Jan. 25th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
the books are all well and good, but the Doctor Who DVD is yours for keeps... and i might wanna look at some of that stuff you're thinking of heavin' out...
brightdreams
Jan. 26th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Aye aye - want a piano? :D
szishren
Jan. 25th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Does Fred have to go?
brightdreams
Jan. 26th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Fred...MIGHT go, depending on the financial situation. If it looks like a new couch might be budgetable, then I may get rid of Fred. Otherwise, he'll come with. :) He's getting old and kind of icky now. :/
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