My parents are trying to sell their house and move to Florida. This is looking like a long-term goal instead of a short-term one, but that’s not relevant.
In getting ready to eventually move and to make sure their house is presentable to prospective buyers, they needed to clean up. Now, my parent’s house was already fairly neat. A point my mother would emphasize anytime someone left a paper out, “I’m trying to keep this place clean.” But again, I digress.
We’ve all moved at some point in our lives. And there are some pieces of crap things
that we are shocked made it through so many transitions. There are some things D and I currently own that I’ve told him are not making it another move.
So my parents are cleaning up. They are going through boxes in the basement, bookshelves, and our (me and my siblings) bedrooms to determine what they can get rid of.
Now get rid of can have a few meanings. When going through something we usually have two three four piles: keep, trash, recycle and shred. My parents have added a fifth:
GIVE TO OUR CHILDREN