Moving as a way to purge?
This is the flip side of another post I've made here about my upcoming move from a small apartment to a big house. I want to do what I can to get organized and stay organized, to help me handle this unprecedented leg room.
Engineers says one of the best ways to interupt the "cr#p in, cr#p out" syndrome is control what you're putting into tthe equation. So, in the few weeks I have to pack up and move, that's what I'm trying to do.
My friend that's moving with me has suggested that I pack no unexamined items. No boxes of papers I plan to sort later, for example. No bags of fabric or yarn scraps I have no immediate plans for, simply because I will now have room to store it, and may want it sometime in the future.
I've decided I'm not moving anything I don't use (wok, anyone?) even if I tell myself I'll get rid of it later. and I'm not moving anything broken -- which means I'm scurrying around, trying to fix the sewing machine and the shop vac.
Anything you wish you'd done when you moved to reduce your load? Anything you regret doing?
Appreciate any advice -- I've picked up a lot of good tips here over the years!