I mentioned on Monday that moving can be really fun. Yes the packing is tedious and the loading/unloading furniture makes me want to run to the nearest chiropractor, but the whole process is exciting. We are less than 2 weeks out from another move, so we are currently playing what I like to call "The Moving Game". This is the completely made up game where we see how empty we can get the refrigerator and how much we can downsize before it's time to move.
Dinners are going to become less than blog-worthy as I serve Parker tuna with a banana with yogurt and a side of almonds. Wife of the year, right? Thankfully he is a guy and will literally eat anything I put in front of him. Thank you Lord for an easy husband. It's all about emptying that fridge and clearing out those cabinets.
We started going through our closets and making a pile of clothes we haven't worn in a while or items that have just been collecting dust since our last move. Now granted we hadn't done this in a while, but we had a trunk load ready to go to Goodwill in no time. It seems just a little ridiculous, especially for a couple who seems to move like it's a casual hobby.
So now I am trying to adapt a new art form: the art of downsizing. We have a lot of things sitting on shelves that we don't touch. We have picture frames in closets still taped up from our last move...literally. We have gadgets and gizmos that really just junk up the room, for lack of a better way to say that. Parker and I talked about this a lot one night this week, and the next morning we both jumped out of bed and started grabbing things to donate. If we haven't used it since we moved to Kingsville last May, it's clearly something we can live without. That was our rule of thumb as we rummaged through our things, and we couldn't believe just how many items fell into this category!
In light of this new downsizing concept, we will be playing the moving game on steroids. Less clutter, less stuff, less stress. That makes sense, right? One of my goals is to be more organized with our life and with our things. I used to be so organized and have everything sorted and stacked perfectly. I don't know what happened, but that Chelsea is no more. Chelsea version 2.0 would lose her head if it weren't attached. Seriously, it's bad. In organizing one room at a time, I was able to identify what we needed, what we would like to keep, and what was just unnecessary moving forward. Adopting this philosophy has Parker and I energized and excited about the future and living in a new place!
Have you ever gone through a downsizing phase? Did you just take a breath of fresh air at the end of it all?