The scary word that all collectors hate, but that at some point must be done!
Two years ago when I decided to move from a large home with a basement and this dedicated 'dish closet' I knew that some serious downsizing was needed.
Before I even packed to move, I started donating dishes and glassware! It was hard, but I knew that it could not all go with me to my new 2 bedroom duplex. This was the first of many donations.
The new dish closet was smaller and I needed to make some decisions about what to keep and what to donate.
Beautiful dishes that I love but no longer had room for or the time to play with...
Life changes and so must my priorities!
So I also took a look at my napkins (this is only one drawer of two) and my placemats and tablecloths
I have found myself doing fewer and fewer tablescapes so it's time to downsize these items also
This pile has been donated
but I think it's time to do another edit!
So many sets of glasses and this isn't even all of them! So now I'm downsizing to this!
I do have some glasses in my kitchen cupboards but these are the seldom used glasses, but so loved and can't part with...yet!
My home is a work in progress and two years later I've donated so many things but still have too much. I'm proud of my progress but will continue to downsize until I feel I have a comfortable amount of possessions.
I'm still working on downsizing some of my collections but the 'orphans' have found a home in my kitchen so they seem safe for now!
Have you been downsizing and how do you feel about it?
I'm joining Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday
and the letter D
Wishing you JOY,