A while ago we found out we'll have to move 6 weeks earlier than planned. There went my leisurely selling things hoping to reduce the amount we have to move this time around.
I did start preparing for this move back at the beginning of 2012, by participating in the '2012 in 2012' challenge from the sidelines. I was recording my progress on my blog, so I don't think I have posted much in the thread here. But I was reading it for inspiration and I have to say that 2012 was a successful year for reducing our clutter. I have managed to get rid of 3445 items and recuperated $2201 in the process. I have continued to work on the same goal in 2013, so far I have 984 less items and $1316 more to spend on groceries.
I have to say that being so intent on getting rid of things, has really helped with what I decide to bring into the house now. I found myself really considering if an item is worth it, not only price-wise, but the space it will take, the added upkeep and stress of owning it. Needless to say, very few non-consumables have made it into our home in the last 18 months.
I thought it would be nice to have a place here to record whatever daily tasks we accomplish for those of us planning on a move in the future. Our move is in four weeks and today I packed one box: items from the cabinet above the toilet in the master bath. I have thrown out 11 items in the process and pulled quite a few out for donations. I will have to deal with those later as today is my youngest's graduation and won't be home for most of the day. In fact I should really go get ready now. :)
So what have you been doing?