Luckily my son came home from Boston (where he was teaching computer game design software to 13 year old kids at an enrichment camp for 7 weeks) and helped me load up the car. It was full to the brim. I drove it to the local Salvation Army. And I must say I was miffed. I pull up to the donation door and there are 5 guys sitting outside doing nothing. None of them got up to help unload my car. They just pointed to a truck and bin and said to put my stuff in it. Now there is no way I'm climbing with my castoffs into a semi-truck. I just put them everything down by the side of the driveway and let them deal with it. They were grumbling about it but then again so was I. Then they made a big deal about me wanting a tax receipt. What?! I've never had that experience at any charity shop, ever.
I still have my downstairs storage locker to go through. I know I have some supplies from when I did upholstery work that I kept (like 75 yards of the black dust cover fabric you use on the bottom of furniture.) Really? What was I thinking. It will take me decades to use that for just personal use. Sometimes I can be a little
Also, I hoard boxes. You never know when you need to ship something and boxes can be expensive. Ask me the last time I needed a box to ship something. Go ahead ask. I'll tell you. 4 years ago I shipped a "birthday party in a box" to my son for his birthday while he was in college in Savannah Georgia. Otherwise if I have to ship something I use the flat rate boxes from the post office or once I had a delicate item packed at a UPS store with packing peanuts and insurance. No need for 2 dozen boxes here.
And did you catch the part where I bought a new china cabinet? Details to come.