The big count down is on. Eleven days until the big move! Or, the little move if I reach my goal.
I have a family history of pack-rat behavior. The idea is to save anything you might use again, ever. Personally, I'm also very sentimental and keep too many mementos. So while the amount of furniture I have to move is rather small and mostly every light-weight, I always have too many boxes of STUFF.
I started the cleaning/packing endeavors on Thursday and so far I have a carload of stuff to take to Goodwill and have taken 5 kitchen trash bags out to the compactor. I've been more ruthless then ever before. There is no reason to have enough pajamas to last two weeks without doing laundry. And why did I have a box with 5 flashlights? I think one flashlight will get me through any power outage.
The books right now are my sticking point. I had every intention of giving away MANY of them. But when I went through the shelves, I pulled out less then a dozen I could live without. Yet, each time I've moved, my friends say HOW MANY of those boxes are filled with books??? Last time I moved a bunch of them myself the day before the real move because I felt so guilty. So I will go through the shelves again and do what must be done. *tear*
And after the books, comes the Pampered Chef tools! Can't keep all of that stuff....
What do YOU tend to hoard? What tips/hints/motivation can you offer to keep me tossing?