Monday, April 28, 2008

Where to begin?

Thanks, everyone, for your positive comments in response to my big move. I am very excited for it! Not only will it be fun to live in a different part of the country, but to reunite with my boyfriend and see him more than a few times a year. I can hardly stand it! As I said, I don't know what I'll do yet for work or school, once I get out there, but I am not too worried. I think the thing that is causing me the most anxiety at this point is the move itself. Embarrassing at it sounds, I just don't know how to move that far and only take so much stuff. I am a hoarder: clothes and shoes, books and records, photo and art supplies, yarn and fabric. How do you choose what is significant enough to take? How do you let go of it all and start fresh? Any tips or personal experiences you would like to share I look forward to reading.

I know that I can always leave things here at my dad's house while I am gone, and I plan to leave a lot. The idea of traveling light seems nice. Also, my volvo can only hold so much! But really, with packing, where do I begin?


domesticshorthair said...

As someone who's moved a decent amount and is still working on my hoarding-leanings, I can say that you need to really ask yourself, "Will bringing this really make my life easier? Is it worth the hassle of bringing it? How often do I look at that anyway? Will I be fine without it?"

I would pack like you're going for a couple of weeks and leave the rest with your dad. Pack the stuff you leave in boxes that are numbered and cataloged so you know what's in which boxes, so that you can tell your dad which box to ship out if you really need it.

gettingpurlywithit said...

Packing in order to make a big move is a great opportunity to get rid of that stuff you no longer need in your life :)

What can you possibly not do without?
What would really really kill ya if you didn't have it with you?

But really... all you need is your yarn, your needles and your computer and camera. The rest you can do without :)