After I was done with all of that I felt like I had downsized very nicely. We left our 6,000 square foot home in Virginia to move to Bahrain taking only about 50 boxes with us.
The rest of our household goods and furniture went into storage in a facility in Delaware.
|This is taken in our Bahrain living room.|
|The Bahrain flat did have some spectacular sunrises.|
We downsized from Virginia by 50%.
When we left Bahrain we shipped back 78 boxes. This was a few more than we took because of the wonderful carpets and art I collected there. Today those boxes are in route to us and I believe they are still on a boat. Pretty soon they will arrive in Miami. However I keep telling myself these are coming from Bahrain so don't count on them arriving until they arrive.
In late June when we arrived back in the States from Bahrain we moved into one of our rental properties in Florida that is furnished. We brought with us only what we could carry in 6 suite cases.
The condo we are in has 1,100 square feet.
|The condo is small, but it has a nice view for sunsets.|
We downsized from Bahrain by 60%.
TODAY we will be moving out of the condo into a great house built in 1992 that we are going to COMPLETELY remodel inside and outside. It could take up to 6 months so we will be living in one of the guest bedrooms with an attached bathroom and we will have only 400 square feet.
Another downsize of 54%.
For those of you who have downsized, you understand. For anyone who has not downsized, it is a great feeling to reduce your footprint. You feel liberated.
This will be a short-lived freedom.
Our TWO moving vans filled with possessions from Virginia will be delivered to the new house in just a few days. I am not at all sure what I will do with all of those things while we complete our remodel work. This will definitely be a challenge.
Our 78 boxes from Bahrain should be delivered sometime, maybe in September. REALLY? I certainly do not know what I will do with all that stuff.
I guess I better start searching for a good consignment store. LOL
It really is a first world problem and you won’t hear me complain (much).