30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags
I am in the process of moving house. Through the magic of my preparedness, you will still be seeing images and footage of my old home for the next few weeks to come. I shot the content in advance, as I want to be able to focus on the ordeal of moving house. I will talk more about the move in a few weeks. In the meantime, here is how I am preparing.
1. Selling furniture
Some of you will be upset to know I’m planning on selling some of my furniture, specifically my antique cabinet and dining set. I was not originally planning to do this, but as I’ve spent time at the new place, it has occurred to me that the space is smaller, and I don’t want it to feel crowded. In addition, I’m having a lot of ideas about how I want my life to look over the next couple of years, and I feel like a concrete dining table is a literal weight I don’t want to be carrying around. My replacement furnishing budget is frugal. I am planning to purchase a second hand table, and chairs from an unnamed low price retailer. The new dining set will cost a fraction of the other one, and I will have no issue passing it on shall I decide I do not need it. There will be no replacement for the antique cabinet, as it is barely used at the moment.
2. Resolving ‘maybe’ piles
Last week I posted a video about my clothing declutter, and one about my jewelry declutter a while back. I have had to make decisions about those things in ‘maybe piles’. Items I decided to discard have now been sold or donated, and a small fraction have remained with me. I really want as few things as possible to worry about when I move.
3. Decluttering everything else
As I am packing, I am going through each category of things I own, and getting rid of anything I consider to be ‘excess’. This has meant any items that get very little use, or are really old and worn out. If I decide to replace any of these items, I will wait until after I have settled in the new place.
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