Moving is tough. It’s hard to tell how many things you truly have until you put them all in boxes! Though I’ve pared down so much over the past several years, I was still overwhelmed by how many trips to the car it took to empty my old place.
At first I packed carefully: I packed by season and mixed books in with clothes so nothing would be too heavy. I catalogued as I went. But it came down to putting things wherever they fit.
I’m minimizing as I unpack, letting go of papers and cards and some clothes. I am trying to be wary of every new thing that potentially enters my current house. Some things can’t be avoided – a shower curtain and a couch, for instance. By keeping an eye on things and double-checking all purchases, I hope to keep my list of possessions from exploding!