It took all day Saturday and most of Sunday but it's finally done. The task of downsizing an 875 square foot apartment, on the 3rd floor with no elevators is complete. Leg days is over.
I felt a mix of emotions about the reduction of so many possessions. Ultimately, I've landed on a liberating feeling. It's so nice to know exactly what you own because you have so little. I found myself wondering why I had so many things to begin with. So many things you don't use on a daily basis, or things that you have duplicates of for no real reason, "Do I really need fifteen coffee mugs?" .
A few moments after they've been given away, or tossed, the ownership mentality dissolves and you tell yourself, "Never again will I allow myself to accumulate so much junk,". The spirit is willing.