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Sunday, 2 December 2018

The Big Question

A week from this coming Monday we will have landed in our new place and will be faced with a mountain of boxes and the all consuming question, "Why the heck did we keep all this stuff?".
We THINK we have pared down but I'm willing to bet we should have pared off a little more.  I've missed you all and I'm really looking forward to getting back to 'normal' or 'the new norrmal'.

16 comments:

  1. Moving is so much work. Yes, you might have boxed up and moved a few too many things. Maybe you can put some not needed things in boxes as you unpack and donate them later.

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  2. I hear you. We also thought we had pared down enough, but still found stuff that should have gone away.

    When you get all or mostly settled, could you send us a photo?

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  3. It's good to hear from you, Delores! I'm looking forward to you getting back here :D

    I think the fact that so many people say the same thing as you -- that they pared down before moving but kept finding stuff to get rid of after moving -- makes me think about the decluttering advice that says "the more you declutter the easier it becomes." I have found this to be true, too. It's kind of like jumping into cold water. The first time or two are hard, but then it becomes better, and even in some ways enjoyable. Good luck with the rest of the process!

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  4. Good luck. Like everyone else I am certain there is a lot here which could be discarded. Should be discarded.

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  5. I bet it's good to be in your new place though. We are continuing to thin out our cache as well. So many things I've saved for years waiting for that "some day" when I need it. Probably will need it now that I've given it to the Thrift Shop. Also been giving things to my grandsons who have finally got their own apartment and will be moving in the next few days. Such an exciting time for them and a bit worrisome for me. I am a worry-wart after all. I'm trying to be better though and not stress about the things I have no control over. It's not easy when you love someone though, I'm sure you can probably understand that. So good luck with the continuation of down-sizing. It can be fun to reminisce over things then move them on to a good new home. Blessings!

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  6. Paring down is a good thing in the long run though.

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  7. oh my gosh I have been there, standing looking at boxes of stuff we paid movers to move from our house of many years, , then we moved again to a better apartment and we wised up,, we down sized to the max and never regretted any of it at all ever,, best wishes to you, an exciting time for you, hard , tiring but fun too!

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  8. It is very hard to be disciplined when it comes to the “not sure boxes”. Everybody moves with some of them. When you are all moved in, and see how everything works, you can decide then.

    Good luck with the move, Delores. We all look forward to your return to Blogger.

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  9. Hooray for a new place, and a new chance to keep only the things that are meaningful in your life.

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  10. No matter what goes or stays, it's the best to hear from you!

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  11. Hello! Nice to hear from you in the midst of it all.
    Isn't it amazing how our "just a few possessions" multiply like compound interest when it comes to moving.

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  12. I don't envy you, Delores. At least, you won't being doing all that unpacking and setting up in the heat of summer. It's been so hot here I'm flat out lifting up one plate!! :)

    Take care...good to hear from you. :)

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  13. I too pared down and got rid of. When the guys unloaded into the garage, We had drawn a line around the truck so there was room to unload. I told the kids they could go through the stuff outside the tape line. There was an amazing amount of stuff I really didn't need. I'm still laughing about it.

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  14. Thanks for these keeping in touch posts. Hugs.

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  15. Lovely to read this post.
    Thinking of you and wishing you a happy move and settling in …

    All the best Jan

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  16. My kids believe I should move to a smaller home. Just the thought of having to pare down and pack up makes me determined to stay put. I have already moved 27 times in my 72 years.

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