Monday, June 28, 2010
The weird thing about moving is you kind of take an inventory on everything you have, some you throw away, some you give away, and some you keep. It depends on the move how much throwing/giving away you do.
In our case, we are downsizing our apartment size by a lot in our move to New York. A lot, a lot. On Thursday we're having a big good-bye barbecue with a lot of our friends and we are setting up a "take what you want!" table in the apartment. It's covered in books, board games, DVDs, and other things we think other people might want to take. Whatever our friends and family don't take will be donated.
The hardest things to part with are the books. But we have so many books that we read once and will never read again that have followed us from city to city. It's time to give them to someone who will read them (and maybe take the book with them from city to city). We are keeping the books we care about the most, though. It still makes me a little sad to see them go. But the empty spaces on our bookshelves won't be empty for long - as soon as we find a used bookstore near our apartment in NY we will be sure to restock...