You know you’re working hard when all 10 fingernails are broken and several of them are duct-taped together in order to continue the seemingly endless grind. Here is my moving process: 1) sort for donations to the give-away pile, 2) label EVERYTHING, and 3) unpack everything.
We can all relate to that type of dedication to the accomplishment of a goal. Now, I am at the point of unpacking. Yes, we went through steps 1) and 2) with flying colors, keeping things organized and downsized. Now, as we settle into our new home, I am working on unpacking ALL boxes (a refreshing new tradition–in prior moves I found boxes of unpacked items from previous moves. Cry.) Unpacking everything ensures that all boxes from the last home are still applicable to the current one.
While unpacking ALL boxes, if something doesn’t fit but is necessary, then something else has to go. Or, if it is a high dollar item that is worth the cost and inconveniences of storing, then plan mathematically. If it truly doesn’t fit, is unsentimental, and does not possess the value of future need/vs./cost of storage, then make yourself a richer person through sale, donation, or trash.
I am so pleased. We are successfully moved into our new place to the point of moving comfortably without having to step over boxes. And… so far, I have filled 2 boxes of give-away items.
Yes, Baby, unpack every box 🙂
Cheers! To a new home.