Bigger Truck

Day 340


I fluctuated between admiration and horror as this man pulled his  U-Haul up to the donation door or a local thrift store and offloaded the entire thing PACKED full of stuff.

File: You know you have too much stuff when…

I snapped this picture the other day at our local Arc Thrift Store.  I watched with a mix of horror and admiration as the crew unloaded this jam packed truck.   On one hand, I was impressed that they were shedding so many belongings.  On the other hand, I realized that when I get my stuff out of storage and start casting off the items we have realized over the last year that we don’t really need nor want anymore– I’m gonna need a BIGGER TRUCK.

A couple of important programming notes

Rachel at The Minimalist Mom gave me the very nice opportunity to write a guest post on her awesome blog yesterday. Her blog is not at all “militant”, she has very young children and a great rational take on simplifying life.  She also has a great personal story about shedding her debt.  If you haven’t ever checked out her blog, you can find it (and the post) here.

I have extended the deadline for submissions to take over this blog until April 4, 2013 to allow all of the folks that have wandered over from The Minimalist Mom an opportunity to submit if they would like.   Don’t know what I’m talking about?   Please check out details for how you can have this blog next on my HandOff page here.


4 Responses to Bigger Truck

  1. So, I’m a regular reader of Mommyshorts, and she recently had a guest post from Crappypictures, so I went over to and spent 3 days reading her entire blog. Anyways at some point in her past she linked to the minimalist mom, and so I headed over there to check her out and I found you instead. I spent all day today reading about your year. Because I’m a stay at home mom of one tiny infant and my husband is deployed so I have a lot of time on my hands. Anyways, I really enjoyed it. I wish I had some cool crazy simple year plan I could commit to and jump in on this, but I’m not so sure I’m ready for that. We’re very sentimental collectors in this house. At any rate I hope someone steps up! Maybe in another year I’ll be ready to start downsizing….

    • Thanks, so much for the comment and telling me how you got here. I just read a couple of posts on Crappypictures and I was CRYING I was laughing so hard. I’m going to try to read more soon. Believe me, having an infant and a deployed husband is project enough. I totally get it. It was difficult for me and my children can buckle themselves into the car and put food in their own mouth.

    • I know. There are actually things I need in storage (Kitchen Aid for one) so I can’t just cast off the whole lot, but it is daunting to think about the sorting process.

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