The attachment we have to our things is an interesting one. Sometimes I wonder where they are derived from; is it good marketing or our own thinking that we need these things. Whatever the origin the fact remains that we all have way too much stuff in our homes and in our lives.
We’re getting ready to move to an eco-village that’s off-the-grid and sorting through our things, what to keep and what to sell, has taken on a new meaning. Some things it’s easy to make a decision on; get rid of it or keep it. Other things aren’t so easy. Like keeping the flat screen TV, is it practical? On the one hand no, because we won’t have cable TV again. On the other hand, yes, because we can watch DVD’s… is it worth it to keep for occasionally watching a movie???
The kitchen appliances, KitchenAid standing mixer with all the attachments, Bosch washer and dryer (which is amazing in terms of energy efficiency, I’ve never seen anything clean so well with so little water and electricity), electric waffle iron, Dyson vacuum, and so forth. Discussing which to keep and which to sell. We ended up deciding to get rid of almost everything because even though many of these things were energy efficient there are equivalents that don’t require any electricity.
We made up our minds that we would keep things super simple, bare-bones. We need our computer because I have a Young Living Essential Oil business and build my business mostly through having an internet presence. Curt on the other hand, maintains my website and makes websites for others. OK, so three of our computers get sold (a Mac G3 and G5, and a Sony Vaio), the money we get from them goes towards a more energy efficient Mac Mini that we will share… that alone will be interesting since we’ve never shared a computer before, we’ll just find a fair way to deal with it though. Continue reading “Parting with Our Things: what to keep, what to sell” »
Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner, Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller