I’m adding a new category that I’m surprised I didn’t have on here before. I’m adding a category for moving. I moved twice, from Germany to Texas and then from Texas to Missouri, after starting the first version of My Messy House. Now, after ten years in the same house, we’re getting ready to move back to Texas at the end of July (or so.) I’ll have this next week, plus three weeks in June, to really concentrate on decluttering and to start packing. I’m using a combination of Flylady’s 27-Fling Boogie and David Allen’s Getting Things Done management technique to get things going. I’ll be trying to add new content to this site nightly as I find tips and motivation for decluttering.
Some of our challenges on this move is that we are doing the packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking ourselves. We plan to give away all of our pressboard furniture when we move, but we do have several big wood furniture pieces, along with a fridge, a washer, and a dryer, a waterbed, dining set, rocking chair, mattress, and bookcases to move. What’s really frightening, though, is all the small stuff. I hope to document the process in pictures over the next few months. I’m looking at this move as a chance to declutter and try to minimize our stuff as much as possible.
This is one of the books I’m rereading for inspiration.