When you have an entire house and business to pack up, you have to celebrate the little victories.
As I’ve been working through the house, I realize that I’ve done so much and there is so much to do that I keep going back to the same cabinets, drawers and closets, not remembering that I already emptied them.
I decided I needed a system that didn’t involve keeping all of my cabinet doors perpetually open; a Sixth Sense moment in my kitchen. So, I came up with a solution, using what was handy in the house. When I finished packing up a cabinet and it’s empty, I stick a piece of green Frog Tape on it.
It’s already been such a great visual cue for me to see what is done and what still needs to be done.
And each time Jeff or I stick on a piece of green tape, we high five.
It’s a small victory.
I also used tape to mark the pieces that are conveying with the house. I wrote STAY on those and I’ll remove the green “victory” tape from the rest of the cabinets, etc. when we’re done packing to avoid confusion.
Amid the chaos of packing, it’s a bit of organization to keep me straight!
I’m also still working on lightening the load for the move. I sold my Gustavian sofa to a friend and I’ve decided to put my industrial cart coffee table up for sale as well.
I really debated with myself on this one, but I think I’m going to move away from this industrial vibe in our next home. And Jeff stubs his toes on the wheels all the time, so he won’t miss it! If you’re interested, just send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The price is $225.
My yard sale is tomorrow and I’ll share some tips on putting together one that is sure to be a success…