I have always had an appreciation for antique and vintage items. At almost 55 years old and downsizing into a smaller home built in the 20's it became necessary to let go of some of the items I consider treasures. I continue to sell off the old and at the same time continue to buy antique and vintage items and possibly after another ten years I will feel a need to sell these and keep my interest going. I am also a big believer in repurposing and buying used before buying new retail. Along with this, I also do my best to reuse packing supplies and would encourage all to do the same. I have reached out to friends and neighbors and now have a steady flow of their empty boxes, bubble wrap, paper and peanuts. This not only helps minimize the amount of waste in the landfills it help me keep the already high costs of shipping a little bit lower since I am not having to purchase all my shipping supplies new.