This is my dilemma. We are in the process of trying to sell the house. It's a big house. We're downsizing and moving closer to family and friends. Our new realtor sent a "stager." Someone who tells you to get rid of everything and make the house look like no one lives in it, even though you do.
Our house was never furnished with coordination. It never looked like a furniture store showroom where everything matched, looked "put together." We started out furnishing from our grandma's basements. Our dining table
was my grandma's first table when she was married 100 years ago. I have two chandeliers that hung in her house and I take them with me whenever we've moved. One of
our chairs was given to my parents when they were married. It's in the background of my brother's baby pictures. He's 66. Everything
has a story. As I am purging I am realizing everything we have...everything....has a story. Everything.
She also said the dresser I keep my "delicates" in plus three other drawers full has to go. PH's dresser can stay but mine has to go. Go where? And where do I keep my clothes? She had no answer so I guess I'm supposed to send my clothes to the storage unit we got in Grand Rapids (55 miles away) and every morning drive to GR in my undies and rummage through boxes at the unit looking for something to wear, huh? NO, wait! My undies will be in with that stored stuff!
I am purging and I know I have to purge more. I AM doing it. It's necessary if you downsize. But we don't know where we are going and so don't know what will fit. So that's my dilemma. Especially hard when there's a story behind every single piece in this house. Even the bathtub. That's the best story of them all.