I have formulated a plan and I am quite excited about it. I never thought I'd be excited about going through piles of boxes and cleaning out closets and drawers and cabinets. But I really am.

Of course, then I had to spend some time wondering why that was so exciting to me and I figured out that it's because I have finally embraced the stark reality that we are not moving until it's done.

Yeah. Rocket science.

I am starting with the two "other bedrooms" first. I already cleaned out a lot of clothes from my side of our closet and put them in the "give away" bag, and I know that there will be more of that to come as we get closer to our departure date, so it makes more sense to save our bedroom for last.

The disposition of a lot of our everday things is going to be determined at the last minute anyway. I am making lists for disposing of the other stuff.

I have a lot of lists. A list of things to sell. A list of things to give to the kids. A list of things to donate. A list of things to put on freecycle. Yep. Lots of lists. Can you tell that I am a tad OCD?

I realize that I spent a long time floundering in the land of Overwhelm-ment. That feeling immobilized me. I had good intentions, but where do I start? How do I decide? What will I do with everything? Keep it all? Sell it all? A little of both? Which to keep, which to sell.... STOP! (Can you taste the panic I was choking on?)

But...now I have come out on the other side.

I have a plan.


Laura Ann said...

You sound so much like me! I easily get overwhelmed by the big picture, but I feel so much better when I can make lists and check things off.

And the sooner you get all that done, the sooner you'll be in Tennessee!!!

Standing in the Rain said...

Thanks for the comments lately. Your words today especially resonated with me. Good luck in your move! Nashville seems like a really neat town, though, admittedly, I haven't seen much of it. But the people are super friendly. I hope packing and moving goes well!

Thomma Lyn said...

Moving is quite an adventure! And though it can be stressful, I've found it gives a wonderful opportunity to re-evaluate, re-organize, and de-clutter (all of which I ought to do, even though I'm not making a move anytime soon, hehe!). Good luck - I'm excited for you! I think you'll really love it in Tennessee. :)