So I took advantage of an end of winter sale to get a nice dark gray down parka. This will replace a puffier down jacket that is way too big since I bought it when I was 50# heavier, and a white ski jacket that I've barely worn because well, it's white and I gave up on my aspiration to become a skier. It could also potentially replace a wool type coat that I wear to the office most of the winter, but I still really like that coat, so I'm loathe to give it up, even though in reality I'll probably just wear the much lighter (as in weight, not warmth) down coat from now on. So my challenge this weekend is to decide what to do with the two (potentially three) very nice coats I no longer have a need for. It's getting a little late in the year to sell ski stuff, but I want it out of the closet.
So far, I've identified two things that I regret getting rid of: some pegboard scrap, which last night I realized I could have made into plant presses to be used for a work project, and secondly, a padded netbook case because I'm now traveling with two tablet computers, and they would have nested in there perfectly. Pretty dang minor considering the large amount of crap I've gotten rid of, and totally worth it for the end game. I got home from a work trip at midnight last night and it was nice walking into an organized garage and really seeing nothing out of place in the house, so I didn't go to sleep thinking of the massive organization task ahead for the weekend (not that I don't still have a bit more to do). The donation box fill rate has really declined, so I think I'm getting near the end of this process for the time-being.