5.09.2013

Have Nothing >> In Your House


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I started this post yesterday when I was feeling overwhelmed with Stuff. Yes, Stuff with a capital S. Maybe it's the spring cleaning bug hitting me, but I've been hit with the urge to purge. I should probably run with this feeling when it strikes, since I'm much more often struck with the urge to accumulate, thus the problem.

I'm actually feeling a little bit better about the Stuff Situation, since Andy and I sat down and finally made a plan for apartment hunting last night. I always do better with a plan. As much as I like to think I'm a free spirit who flies by the seat of her pants, I'm not. Like, at all. At least when it come to the big stuff, like a roof over my head.

Renting in Seattle is a huge bummer. Any place that is halfway decent has people clambering to rent it. Last night, a friend who is also looking went to an open house for a cute house. She said 40 people showed up and a bidding war ensued. Gah! This is the first time in the 12 years I have been renting that I am finally at a place to declare that I'm over it. I used to love the freedom to change the view out my window and to make it someone else's problem when the hot water heater went out. But now I want a place to call my own and invest a little blood, sweat, and tears (and money!) in to. Unfortunately, since Andy's job in Seattle is temporary, we are not in a position to buy.

In the meantime, I'm thinking of off-loading some of the Stuff. Might as well make the current place as pleasant as possible while we wait, right?

Do you rent or own? What do you love/loathe about it?

shanti >> sondra

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4 comments:

  1. I feel you here! My husband always seems on edge when there is too much stuff too, and we're re-evaluating our Stuff situation. Bonus, if you minimize the stuff now moving will be so much easier when it's time!

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  2. Faith Bradley5/9/13, 2:57 PM

    Bah this is how I feel 24/7. My boyfriend and I have even been contemplating moving into a studio (we were all set to move into one around 250sqft, but it fell through asldkfjalsfkj) because we're so sick of stuff. We just want to eliminate all of it!

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  3. We own, but it's a condo/townhouse situation so we pay condo fees and someone else still takes care of the big stuff. Sometimes I'm okay with that, and sometimes I would much rather just deal with it myself! But it is nice to know that I can completely (within reason) re-do the innards of my house without having to ask a landlord for permission.


    I am in the same boat with "STUFF" right now. It is driving me crazy! But I always feel like the getting rid of stuff and organizing is more difficult than just mentally dealing with said stuff! Yuck...

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  4. summertime dreams6/7/14, 9:42 PM

    Another fantastic saying. And a bidding war on a rental?! Seriously?! I have never heard of such a thing.

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