Todd rented the smallest space they had and we spent all weekend condensing into it. This decision was so good for us for 2 reasons: the first one is the money saved! It's a significant amount going from largest size to smallest size the warehouse offers. To be honest, we're still paying for wedding and will be for a little longer so every dollar counts. The second reason is it's liberating to get rid of clutter that we don't need. We will eventually get a house and away from apartment life so I have a few things that I don't want to part with in hopes I'll have the space for it. I have 2 cedar chests that belonged to my great aunt and my mom that are precious to me. I also believe in Gods timing because we had to be out of our large storage this weekend and there is a family that is need of anything and everything right now. We delivered my truck full of stuff yesterday and it's a nice feeling that my stuff has new home and is appreciated.
I won't name any names but I'll explain the situation I was made aware of. A dear friend of mine received a call from her niece in Florida crying and asking for help. The niece is around my age and has 2 teenage kids- a 14 yr old boy and 17 yr old girl who just had a baby boy of her own 3 months ago. Come to find out the husband of the niece had beaten the crap out of her and has for the last 22 years. So my friend drove from Texas to Florida and picked up all 4 ( well 3 and 1/2) and brought them home with her. Eventually the niece will get a place of her own for herself and the kids so they need everything. The items we gave might be old like the huge tube TV and VCR but they work great. The girl wears the same size as me so she struck clothing gold. LOL. Even shoe size was same.
To add to this story , I happen to love some spices that I came across at a Tastefully Simple party and I needed more. I went online and put in my work zip code to find a seller near me. I found a lady 3 blocks from my office and I went by her house after work last Thursday . When she invited me in her house , she had 2 large bags of clothes against the door. I thought you know I have nothing to lose if I ask her for them so I proceeded in asking her if she had specific charity she used and told her about my church ministry The Closet and said we even have tax receipts. She was so happy that I had truck that I could haul her stuff right then and all she wanted was the receipt. I was mostly interested in the clothes because she mentioned one bag was her husbands and the other was children's. The church is in much need for children's and the 14 yr old boy I mentioned above needed clothes . Score!!
On more fun stuff , I went to a few thrift stores and Target to look at Halloween stuff and couldn't resist playing around. I'll post some pics soon of my home with all its decorations. I've been decorating a little every day for the last week.
We are also getting rain here in Dallas which is soooo needed so its a good day! Happy Monday y'all!