We are moving. I keep questioning this decision. I am sure I will feel differently when all my possessions (i.e. junk) are under one roof again. But for now here are my thoughts --
Moving is exciting -- a new house is exciting -- being closer to my kids with less driving is exciting.
Having to learn a new phone number is not exciting.
Having to pack up everything you own -- a lot of which you have forgotten you have -- is not exciting.
We have lots of boxes -- most of which are books and stuff that goes in the curio cabinet. We also have lots of dust it seems.
Don't buy books. Go to the library or get an e-reader. Same goes for magazines. Books don't have the same value they used to -- and they are so easy to hoard.
Arrange your home in some sort of logical manner -- like things with like things -- putting things where you are going to use them. If you don't have room and have the urge to stick your children's baby photos in with the cup towels step back and re-think. If you don't have enough room maybe you should get rid of something .
If you arrange your home logically then the movers can pack up for you. If you don't then you run the risk of them whispering behind your back "what is this broad thinking" or "OMG, why does she have this here". I am sure they don't do that but that is a real fear.
Ok, time to go take the cover off the bed and throw it into the back of the car. Day 1 went well with the movers and I am sure day 2 will go equally smoothly. The rest is up to us and I am sure it is going to take days and days and probably not go nearly as smoothly. I will let you know.
Let the moving commence.