Posted by helen on August 25, 2014
I decided that I should not have more than 120 dolls based on the living space I have.
I am sorting through all my deboxed dolls, they are now in 6 large boxes. each box holds about 60 dolls. I also have 32 desplayed in my “showcase”–these would be keepers
I started “Liquidating” at the beginning of August, the process is very slow, as I often get lazy and don’t want to do a thing.
The Plan is that I downsize my loose dolls first, after the numbers of these deboxed dolls go down to 60, I’ll start organizing my NRFB dolls. It’s hard to say exactly how many NRFB dolls I have, they are scattered everywhere except for bathroom. I don’t want to move stuffs to count the total numbers. I think I have less than 250, I’ll leave them as they are for now until the loose dolls are gone.
I wish I didn’t buy so many dolls, but they served their purposes– they were my shopping therapy that helped to create a happy mood when I was depressed.
Then, too many dolls are piled up, they become the new source of anxiety.
Looking at these boxes of dolls really kills my desire for new dolls. I buy so much less than before, the last time I purchased a doll from eBay was Nov. 7th, 2013, a loose Grace Kelly Silkstone doll. I still buy from Mattel, but only if I am able to sell off some older dolls on eBay.
It may take a couple of years & a lot of hard work to reach the “120” Goal, I’ll quote a Chinese proverb “Moving slowly is better than standing still”. I am looking forward to the day that I have a very small but refined collection