This is our first empty room.
This is what the room looked like before we started packing and before the house was put on the market.
I was feeling overwhelmed by all the things around to pack. So the other night we cleared out one room. It needs cleaning, but it’s done.
We have a bunch of other things sitting around that need to be moved to the storage place. But really, there’s not as much left as it feels. We packed lots before listing the house and now we are moving out books, games, unneeded furniture, puzzles, extra TVs.
Every time we move I always like the feeling of having so few things in the house. But then you move and reality sets in and things accumulate. I like the empty counters and open space and no clutter around. I always plan to keep it that way in the next place. Maybe this time it will stick!
So today we will get some of these things out of the house and get ourselves one step closer. If we keep doing a little each day, it shouldn’t be as overwhelming. I get more stress during all this (because it has to get worse before it gets better), but we are getting there.
One small step in the what feels like millions of other steps. But it’s one small step nonetheless. 🏡📦