I’m not one of those people who find piles of stuff comforting. I find serenity in quiet, empty, elegant spaces. My porch was far from that. Messy. Smelly. Unwelcoming.
It had to go! I put a “Free” ad on Craigslist and found that items that are free still had value. It takes awhile though. People call, wanting to know if the items are still available, are in decent condition. Is it worth driving to my house? I field lots of calls. A man in a pickup finally arrives and takes everything. I am relieved. The porch is a great deal emptier and I am much happier.