This has not been fun. We moved on Christmas Day, well sort of. We still have one load to pick up from the garage and take to storage. I feel like a hoarder! The furniture is lost under boxes that reach over our heads. I don't even know where to begin. I have one pile of 10 boxes for goodwill and one pile that will have to go to storage...when the weather clears up that is. Never try moving a 3 story house with a basement, garage and potting shed into a small condo! We had to rent 2 storage spaces but as soon as the sun shines and the temp is over 50...one of those spaces is going to be empty pretty fast!
As I opened boxes I decided I have the memories of all the large family dinners so why do I drag all the fancy glass ware around for years when there is only the 2 of us left? Linens, table cloths, and at least 3 dozen new towels. It will take years to use them. I am beginning to regret buying food by the case when it's on sale. When I am finished giving away all this stuff I want to be left with my sewing machines and sewing items...that take's up a full room by themselves, a room I don't have. I might store some dolls and houses for a while until I feel okay with letting them go but all the rest of this life time of stuff must go!
I saw my new machine behind a mountain of boxes. I haven't even opened it yet and it could be weeks until I clear that area of the living room. I'm sort of bummed out with this move. I just don't know where to begin or if I'll ever get through it all. So my posts might be spaced out for a while. I'll be back from time to time and I hope each time I post I can report some good progress!
This is the space I have to work with...wish me luck!