WARNING: This post doesn’t have much of a point…I just feel like rambling!
So, we’re going to be moving from Texas to Missouri in 2 and 1/2 months….when I start thinking about all we want to get done between now and then, I get pretty overwhelmed:
- Cameron finish the overhaul on the plane.
- Get the airplane’s annual check done.
- Cameron get his Commercial license.
- Sell the plane.
- Have a garage sale here.
- Have a garage sale in the town we used to live at, where a bunch of our stuff is stored.
- Sell the trailer, shed, washer, dryer and moped.
- Pack and load everything up.
And that’s just counting the big stuff, there’s lots of little stuff that needs to be done too! I’m just trying to take it one day at a time. If I can just get a few things sorted for the garage sale one day, then I figure that’s a step in the right direction.
I’m also starting to think about getting all of our food eaten up. When we moved from Wisconsin to Texas, I didn’t do a good job of this and ended up with bags and bags of food to give away before we moved. This time I’m trying to plan better, so I’ve already made a list of things that I’ll have to make a conscious effort to use up, things I don’t use very often or just have a lot of, like:
- A big jar of vanilla
- 4 bags of frozen pumpkin puree
- An unopened jar of yeast….and the list could go on.
But food isn’t the only thing I’m thinking about, there’s also the toiletries and cleaning supplies. I have 2 1/2 bottles of body wash in the bathroom. It’s taken me about 4 months to use 1/2 a bottle…I know I’m not going to use 2 1/2 in the next couple of months…should I take them with me….but that will probably just take up too much space. We’ll be moving all our things in our Honda CRV with a small trailer pulled behind and maybe some things on top. It seems silly to jam it even fuller with some bottles of soap that probably cost me a buck each.
Then there’s the decisions of what to take and what to get ride of. I’ve been thinking a lot about the book Organized Simplicity. She talks about everything in your house being useful or beautiful to you. Something that I found very helpful was instead of making a list of things to get rid of, I made a list of things to keep. Every time I wrote something down I wanted to keep, I asked myself when I last used it. A perfect example is my angel food cake pan. It’s a really nice pan, but we’ve only used it once and that was about 4 years ago. I’ve held onto it just in case I want to make angel food cake sometime….but when I thought about the fact that it’s only been used once and that was years ago, I realized the chances of me using it again are slim, and it would sure be nice to have one less unused thing taking up space where I could pack something else, that really does get used!
There’s my blabbering thoughts…if you actually read through this whole boring post, then congratulations! You should probably get some kind of reward!