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We are currently living in a corporate rental unit while our new much smaller house is being built.

PM nailed it when stated we had a lot of stuff because we could. 3000sf into 1700 is a challenge for sure. We tossed, gave away etc. We didn't have the luxury of time since our house sold far quicker than we ever thought it would.

We find now, no matter how much we actually thought we had gotten rid of, our stash still requires one storage unit 10x30 and another that is 15x20.

We have little furniture in storage as we bought new, but the storage units are full of boxes....lots and lots of boxes. The sad part is with the exception of wardrobe boxes, the only items I remember are my quilting supplies.

It is a great idea to photograph your treasures headed for a new home, and perhaps frame a small part of an old quilt made by grandmothers.

In the end, you'll find how little you can actually live with. For us, we have one final giveaway planned as our boxes are opened in October. Thank goodness it gets easier with time.
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