We’re moving. Not immediately, mind you. Sometime in the next 6-9 months, though, definitely.
The townhouse we currently own is one neighborhood over from the school district that we would prefer to be in for Bear, when she starts primary school in 2 years. And, our plan was to move next year, but Lev and I are afraid that the bottom is going to drop out of the housing market here, and we’ll be stuck. We don’t want to be stuck.
So, that means it’s that time of my life again: time to Kon-Mari my house again! ***
(For those who aren’t aware, Kon Mari is a Japanese author who wrote a book about cleaning, organizing, and minimizing your belongings to create a peaceful, happy environment. I’ve read her book multiple times, and though I never end up with a clean, decluttered house because of it, I find her system for going through all my stuff helpful.)
Since I’m going to have to touch everything in my house as we are packing anyway, I might as well use the opportunity to get rid of anything that I’m not going to use or no longer feel attached to. (Either me or Lev, but I’ll let him handle his own stuff.)
I’m not great at decluttering and organizing day to day, but I’ve moved over a dozen times in my life, and I have it down to a science. (Can’t remember if this next place will be address 18 or 19 in my life. I’ll have to check.)
Step 1: Putting excess stuff in boxes so that we can list our house. Anything I’m not going to need in the next 5 months is getting boxed up, labelled, and going into my in-laws basement for temporary storage.
First category: books and papers.