Post # 1
We’re moving tomorrow and I’m all stressed out with all the packing I need to do. And you know how it is–you look at all the junk you’ve accumulated and wonder WTF you were thinking when you bought it. I discovered a crapload of holiday Barbie dolls in my closet. Dear god, why??? If I had invested in the stock market instead, I’d be so rich right now, LOL.
Why is it necessary to accumulate so much junk in life? Artwork and pots and pans and plants and makeup and socks and tshirts…the list goes on and on. Damn, I’m truly amazed.
I’m going to donate stuff, of course, but right now there is no time to sort thru what I want to donate and all. We’ll just move it all and figure it out when we are unpacking. Ack.
Post # 3
I feel your pain. We moved about a week after we got married, from Ky to Mi. I’ve still got plenty of boxes I need to sort through, but we’ve been so busy! I really hate moving, too. :-
Post # 4
It helps to clear clutter as you unpack, aka unpack and organize what you want to keep and leave the rest in the boxes to sort as “donate/throwaway/garagesale”
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We purged before we packed. I was paying movers and refused to pay to move ish that I didn’t really want to have in my house anyway.
And yeah, packing-moving-unpacking really sucks. It’s been 5 months and I still have not finished unpacking. ugh.
Post # 6
I hear ya. I just moved into DH’s house (now “our house”) after the wedding. But it’s not like I can just unpack my stuff. No, we have to sort through my stuff and his to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. And we’ve been reorganizing cabinets to get things in better places. It’s a pain!
Post # 7
I just moved across the country, and now I live in a tiny 1 bedroom in the downtown area of Seattle. I started unpacking today, and I just took a break to reevaluate the decisions I’ve made. So stressful, especially with such little space.
Post # 8
I haaaate moving. The packing part sucks, but I actually like unpacking it. I tend to clear out junk better this way because it’s easier to throw it into a box when you’re leaving a place, but when you get to the other end it’s like where the hell am I gonna put this junk? Toss!
Post # 9
I’ve moved three times in the past two years, so I’m staying put for as long as I possibly can. I just can’t do it anymore.
When we moved for the last time this summer, I was in my first trimester, and exhausted. DH really stepped up, and did most of the packing, but his methods of packing are quite different from mine. I’m super organized, and label everything. He throws anything and everything that will fit into the box, from multiple rooms/locations. Needless to say, unpacking was not fun.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! I feel so stressed out and DH is going crazy (we’re moving in together finally). He hasn’t had as much time as me to pack because he foolishly commited himself to some work related extra activities, so he was gone for all of Monday. I got a lot done, and moved a ton of boxes but I still have so much to do.
I’m going to sort and get rid of stuff when we unpack. Fortunately we’re moving to our new house in the same town so it’s not too bad in terms of distance. But damn, sorting and evaluating 10 years worth of possessions is so stressful. Why oh why did I accumulate so much crap? I’m on a mission to downsize. I’m going to make DH do the same, and also go on a 1-year no-buy. I’m good about not shopping, but I want to get thru all my stuff and use it up before buying new stuff. I’m amazed at how many pairs of brand new shoes I have. Unfortunately, many of them have 4″ heels so it’s not like I can wear them on a regular basis.