Most of you know we are moving cross country in about a month. I've been planning it since January. My must-have-everything-planned mentality has forced me to make lots of lists to be done and crossed.
We started with a list of things-to-move and things-to-not. Then a list of things to-toss and things to sell/give away. We only have three things (chairs) left on the things-to-give-away list! Still more to be tossed, but most will have to wait until closer to departure. Anyone need a chair? You must pick it up. I'm not moving it.
I started bring boxes home from work in February. We've(me) slowly been packing up books, cds, dvds, etc. I moved on to winter clothes, kids clothes for the next season and some decor. I've also removed 99% of the pictures off the walls and bubble wrapped them. I have stacks of boxes in our bedroom and the basement. Every room has had at least one purge.
Originally, we planned on having a garage sale, but my stuff has disappeared quickly by word of mouth. Plus, my Grandma's church has an annual community garage sale, so I donated my unwanteds to them so I don't have to deal with a garage sale and two toddlers. Yay! Any tips on how to get hubby to purge more items?
I'm down to piles of miscellaneous "things". I need a fresh set of eyes to help me see through the resident junk. I wish I had a pick up truck I can fill up and take to a dumpster. I try to throw trash in boxes, but kiddos like to pull it out an re-purpose it elsewhere. So while I am going temporarily insane in my box-mountain ghetto, I am trying to dream of this: