I was on my way to the thrift store with yet another load of donations yesterday and I was naturally thinking about the amount of stuff that has left my home over the last three years. I have lost count of the number of times I have loaded up my car with the same crates full of odds and ends and driven across town to the Lifeline shop on Hubbard Street.
During the drive I got to wondering what it will be like the next time we pack up our household to move to a new location. Due to the nature of our removal contract we have to do a complete inventory of our belongings for insurance reasons should anything go missing or get damaged during the move. Everything on this inventory is allotted an estimated value. I am looking forward to seeing if the overall value of our belongings has dropped considerably since the last time me packed up. I am also looking forward to the cubic metre estimation for the shipping container.
All this lead to another thought:- wouldn’t it be nice if the value of our belongs has dropped so much that we will be able to reduce the value of our home contents insurance. That will be a saving that I will be more than happy accept. There are so many unexpected advantages to reducing ones belongings that I don’t understand why more people don’t jump on board with this lifestyle.
Well the lady at the thrift store was thankful for my donations and I made it known to her that I was just as thankful that she was taking then off my hands. That will not be the last she sees of me.
ITEM 198 OF 365 LESS THINGS
Here are some books that took a ride with me to the thrift store yesterday