I'm still packing. I packed up my huge walk-in closet today. Bedding (blankets, sheets, comforters, etc) went in those awesome XXL ziplock bags. I packed up three bins of sweaters and one of wool socks (yes, I have a lot, and no, I'm not paring down any further!) All that is left is my bureau, hanging shoe holders, and dresses/skirts/blouses on hangers. I *think* they will all fit in my new closet, which is significantly smaller. (Oh, and an accordion--gotta move that out with the instruments.)
Not sure about my clothes/dresser, should I move the drawers separate from the dresser, or just not take the drawers or clothes out when we move the dresser?
I also emptied some of the cabinets in my laundry room. Not quite finished though.
I still need to doublecheck and/or write labels on some bins and boxes, bring things up from the basement (not much -- tools, mostly), organize the garage better. When the trucks and friends come on Saturday, I'll have them move the furniture, tubs, and book boxes first to get those done and in place before the more random stuff goes. I will stay at the old house to run the show there, and my 14yo DS said he'd like to be the one running things at the new house. I hope he can be assertive enough, but he does really like being "the boss" and he's smart about logistics so I think it should be fine -- and will give him a boost to help that way.
My dad and 14yo DS moved our washer and dryer into the new cellar and removed the old ones, which I am giving to a friend. Another friend took away a clawfoot bathtub and a large table that was in pieces and came with the house that I didn't want. My BIL and his twin painted the ceilings and upstairs walls yesterday and today, though they forgot their shopvac and I'm going to have to vacuum up a lot of dust. (No biggie; my BIL is way overworked and I'd rather he go home to my sister anyway.)
Over the past couple of days, I moved kitchen necessities (just enough to get by, as if we were renting a summer cabin!) and the kids moved some of their personal stuff in boxes. We wanted the house empty for the ceiling painting.
Tomorrow we'll take another carload of stuff, and then Monday we'll move just the beds. It's interesting going through the process of thinking of what is absolutely necessary and what can wait a week, and what I'm undecided about. We definitely have less room for furniture.
And the cellar needs some work done, and my dad says we can't put anything else (tubs of stuff) in the cellar until that's done, so suddenly I have less storage space than I imagined.
Sorry, I just needed to do a little brain-dump here. Lots to think about in terms of "do we really need to move this?" Lesser pieces of furniture, like small shelving, etc, I wonder about. I guess we'll get it there and then do a final purge when we see what will and won't fit.
We are having a nice, gradual transition. I've left the basic decorations up (a few large framed pictures, candles on the mantel, calendar, etc) so the house still feels like "ours," but they'll go down after our last sleep. Two more sleeps to go.