OK, I have to admit it–I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed.
I was talking to a good friend about this tonight, and she had some really great suggestions on how to find help getting the house cleared and ready for the move: some other donation sites I hadn’t thought of that will pick up furniture, a quick-and-easy auction site that will also pick up items, and so on.
But the best bit of advice she had to offer was this:
You need to do something really focused so that you can see that you are making progress.
She suggested getting the entire family together in one room–and getting that room done. Clear out everything that needs to cleared out, and pack up everything that needs packing.
I won’t be doing that tonight–no time for that in the next couple of hours–but it does give me a point of focus for the day, and an opportunity to remind myself that even if I can’t see it too easily right now, we have made a lot of progress… not just in preparing for this move, but in decluttering and simplifying our household.
But it’s important to see it.
And that’s true for those “inside jobs” as well.
I’m all for being in process (I’ll spare you the appropriate Emerson quote), but today is a day in which I really need to take a moment to acknowledge the progress we have made over the past six months.