I am preparing for another move in June. So I’m starting to clear things out of the house.
Little by little.
And also trying to use up things instead of just tossing them.
I’ve written about this same thing back in 2009 when I was preparing for a move so this is totally not a new Mary phenomenon.
My eldest daughter is home and she is a big proponent of “using up stuff.” As I am. It’s like a contest for her.
Youngest daughter and husband not so much.
My house sounds wacky if one were to hear the exclamations.
Used up the bucket of chia seeds! Yes!!!
We are making dishes to include many things purchased in the past for just one recipe.
Cans of beets gone. Who bought those anyway?
No more aromatic sticks. Check.
Starting to pull out the candles.
Working on the bottles of salad dressing.
Slowly using up the products. The tubs of moisturizers, little jars of airline perfumes, hair oils and face masks.
The other day, I said to my youngest, “Jeepers, I smell like a bordello!”
I put out my hand, while driving her to school, to give her a little squeeze. She sort of backed away and was wiping her hands.
I was like, “What???”
She said, “It’s just a little greasy.”
I laughed and said, “I know. I can hardly put on my clothes in the morning.”
In the end there will be re-gifting and many donations. But for now I am just using up stuff.
Even if it’s April.