Unpacking [socs]

I recently moved, so I dealt with a lot of packing and unpacking. I didn’t mind the packing so much because it made me feel organized and accomplished. Ooh another box filled, taped, labeled. Yay! I especially enjoyed throwing stuff out as I went along. Even though I consider myself to be a very cautious buyer lately, I still had a bunch of junk I didn’t need and never used.

Unpacking though… argh, what a pain. You think things will fit in a certain spot and then they don’t. You remember putting items in this box, but they aren’t there. You swore you got rid of a stupid thing and here it is again… WTF?

I can’t even relate to the concept of a “pack rat” ~ a person who never throws anything away. That boggles my mind. I’m always tossing stuff. I despise clutter! I was sad for a minute that I had to donate most of my remaining books, but now I’m glad. What freedom not to be bogged down with more things. Kindle books FTW!

If I had more time, I’d be deleting and dumping things constantly. Nothing feels better than to have empty space to begin creating anew. That goes for email boxes as well as meatspace.


Image credit to Shelley Krupa.

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12 responses to “Unpacking [socs]

  1. Moving is really a tough job. And you’re right, in this instant, unpacking is more challenging than packing.

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  2. The advice given to motivate one to declutter is, “Would you take it with you if you moved?” And unfortunately, I have way too much stuff I wouldn’t move with me. Honestly, time to get back into tossing! Like you, Paula, I don’t have much trouble actually getting rid of stuff. My problem is getting around to doing it. 😀

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  3. There are few things as satisfying as getting rid of stuff.

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  4. I always say if you have something that you have not used in twenty years, then throw it out.

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  5. Do you hire yourself out?! I’m not a pack-rat, but I do need to get rid of stuff. I’m going to do that today. Yeah. Today. I wish I could just delete all my emails and start over. I monitor 9 different email accounts between home and work and get hundreds/day in each account. Yuck. Oh well, it appears I SoCS’d here on your post – sorry for the clutter comment ;-)! Happy Saturday to you!


  6. I still have stuff stored at the hubby’s office from our move and I just can’t seem to make myself get over there to go through it. Honestly, he oughta just toss it — if I haven’t needed it by now then clearly I can do without!

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