Downsizing, Simplifying, and Moving to Mexico!
|Our Sign May Not be Fancy, But it Worked!|
But we still had two storage units full of stuff. A year ago, we packed all of our stuff into two storage units and moved into our 32 foot Southwind motorhome. We traveled and lived for six months in Mexico (See www.HealthyLivingandTravelinginMexico.blogspot.com ), traveled for a few months in the U.S., then decided to return to Mexico and explore the idea of purchasing a home in Sayulita. We found our dream casita (tiny home) and made an offer. After weeks of negotiations, we had a contract to buy our home. We were so excited to begin our move. Now we had to return to Oregon to deal with all of our stuff in storage.
A 10 X 30 foot unit was crammed with furniture and boxes of household goods. Another 10 X 10 foot unit was packed with Jon's tools and workshop "furniture". Very little of that was going to fit in our motorhome, so we had to sort everything and decide what we would haul with us and what we had to sell or give away. This was the last moving sale we were ever going to have. But we were finally ready to let go of our beautiful Stickley furniture and antiques. The dilemma was where to arrange the items for showing so we could sell them.
Thank goodness, our daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Chris, allowed us to move into their rental home for six weeks to stage our furniture to sell and unpack boxes of treasures. Jon started handyman repairs on the house to earn our "free rent". I started posting Craig's List Ads, answering email and phone inquiries about our items for sale, and selling our stuff.
|SOLD! Our Stickley Chairs Went to a New Home|
|Moving Sale Eliminated Excess Stuff (NOT the RV!)|
|Our Unattended Moving Sale Price Tags|
|Precious Time with Daughter, Michelle & Granddaughter, Juliet|
|Halloween Costume Shopping with Granddaughter, Brooklyn|
|This Nice Couple Bought Our Stickley Dining Room Set|
|Gary Purchased My Beautiful Roll Top Desk|
|Chris, & Jon Load Our Stickley Bed into the U-Haul Truck|
|Our Table & Desk--A Sheet of Plywood Across Two Sawhorses|
|Motorhome Loaded and Ready to Roll, On The Road to Mexico!|