Hubby and I seem to be pretty good at moving. I think we're nomads at heart. But this move seemed more daunting - maybe because we've added kids (and all their stuff!) to the mix since our last move. Thank goodness as a family we've been working on thinning out what we own for the past couple of years. Thank goodness!
Even though we've done that we still spent a tremendous amount of time before this move scouring our stuff and letting go of anything that wasn't being used or loved. And despite my leading 3 or 4 fairly recent Clutter Clearing Challenges through Feng Shui Pathways, we were still able to find 88 lots(!) of things to auction off, sent triple loads of trash out for weeks in a row, and also donated 14 boxes of stuff to a charity. It's amazing what you carry around thinking you might need someday (life jackets, camping gear, garden tools ... oh my!)
We let so much of it go in the past few months and yet as we were packing it still seemed like we had TONS too much to move! But honestly all that releasing really did make it easier on the other end. Unpacking has gone pretty smoothly and quickly. (Disregard the 25 boxes we haven't gotten to yet in the basement!) I know we'll let go of more as we figure out what fits in our new place. I'm trying to be really conscious of not heading out to buy a bunch of new stuff we think we need. I'm already rethinking the toilet paper holder I purchased yesterday. Old habits die hard and I need to remember that little purchases like that will just undo all of the hard work we've just done!!
This isn't a forever house for us, so we'll likely be moving again. I want to be conscious of not rooting in and weighing ourselves down. There's great freedom in being able to pick up and go. I want to consciously choose to be lighter and more flexible so we can go with the flow. Feng Shui is all about movement and flow and deliberately choosing what you want to create. This move has inspired me to clarify what's important to me and to my family. I hope we'll be doing more and accumulating less for starters!
New Online PRogram Begins JUly 10th:
BACK TO BASICS - MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, HOME
A four week online group program that encourages s-l-o-w-i-n-g down and reconnecting with what's important in life. You'll receive daily prompts, tips and tools from me and several special contributors that will guide you to live deliberately and purposefully in each area - Mind, Body, Spirit and Home. The program starts July 10th. It's designed so you can participate from anywhere - even better if you're chilling on vacation for part of it! Space is limited! Register today to secure your spot. Find more details HERE.
Two Scheduling Notes:
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