Oy, vey. My mother sent me *six* boxes which arrived yesterday. One came yesterday and she's sending at least one more. She's cleaning out her storage units, yay because I won't have to do it now.
But... she's doing it by sending stuff to me. Blech.
My problem is that now I have to decide what to keep, what to sell/toss/give away and I'm having trouble with this. I have in the past made my mom really angry by getting rid of things she thought of as "on loan" to me once I was done or, in one case, once a rug was ruined by my cat. Bad cat.
So although she *says* I can choose what I want, and get rid of the rest, I'm wary. This is making it hard to toss things!
I would like to sell some things (china, mostly) on eBay, but it feels like a big project to take on right now. There are several sets of dishes that were my grandmother's that I do want to keep, but I know I don't *need* them. I plan to have a yardsale in the spring, which I think will be fun or at least interesting.
But how do I decide what to do with, say, dresses saved from my childhood that dd will (I'm sure) refuse to wear when they fit in 5 years? They're out of style, but in perfect condition, and I have no sentimental attachment. But I feel guilty about not keeping them.
, I know!
I need a pep talk and a simple technique. Or absolution from my guilt. Something like that. Anyone want to take me on as their little project?