Long time no blog. What can I say, I’ve been hanging with this guy, his brother and the patriarch of the family. When I have some spare moments, usually while nursing, I am reading. Recently enjoyed The Light Between Oceans and stayed up a bit too late with a baby asleep in my lap while I finished State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Hope to be back to blogging more regularly soon and with that, doing a light spring clean out of our closets.
What if I give away something that I will need again?
This is probably the BIG FEAR of parting with a lot of stuff.
I might need it some day.
I might have to rebuy it.
It’s true. You might have to purchase or borrow something you gave away. From experience, it’s not nearly as bad or stressful as you think it will be.
Before our big move overseas I sold and gave away a lot of baby items. One thing I was fairly certain I would rebuy: a nursing pillow. I was hopeful we would have another child and hopeful nursing would work out again for us. Probability of needing that nursing pillow in the future: HIGH.
Yet, I gave it away because I didn’t want to lug it overseas. We brought 14 boxes of housewares, clothing and even some baby clothing and cloth diapers. The nursing pillow would have made it 15 boxes. I decided someone else could use it instead of shipping it overseas and letting it wait in the closet for me.
Do I have any regrets after having to rebuy a nursing pillow? No.
I am sure there will be other instances of having to rebuy. Perhaps we will move back to Vancouver and I will take up snowshoeing again. And I’ll probably buy a pair of second hand snowshoes similar to the ones I sold years before.
It’s okay. It’s just stuff.
And stuff should be used and cared for – not packed away for fear that, even though you haven’t touched it in six years, you might need it again in the future.
Anyone else have to rebuy something after giving it away?