Moving is a stressful, but exciting time. We will be moving in the middle of July and this will be Chester’s first move. He’s only ever lived in our current apartment, so I hope the change will be ok on him and it won’t aggravate his FVR (feline herpes virus). It just breaks my heart to see him under the weather. I haven’t started to pack everything yet, but I can imagine it’s not going to be the funnest thing ever. I have a lot of stuff it seems. I look around my apartment and wonder how it all came to be. I had only a few things that I brought into our home years ago, but over just a few short years it’s just collected and collected.
I don’t know about you, but I feel the need to buy things and make my house seem cozy and filled. In reality, I don’t have as much as some people and I doubt everything I own would fill even a small house, but I imagine there are some things that I’ll have to give up or give away in the move. I like having books, but am I really going to read all of those books and why am I holding onto books that I won’t read again? How am I going to possibly transport all of those breakable things, like teapots and cat figurines? In some ways, I think it’s an American thing, to buy things and have them as sort of a status symbol. I feel that as my life improves, then so should my stuff. Wasteful in some ways, I know, but it’s a difficult mindset to get past.
I’m thinking of selling my small paintings on Etsy because I certainly don’t need them and that’ll just be one less thing to move. I’m also thinking of listing a few of my collectibles that I have no emotional attachment to and that are just taking up space. We won’t have as much room in our new place and these are just some things I’ve been thinking about.
No worries, I am nowhere near hoarder status and I definitely don’t mind donating and giving away things, but it’s just nice to have things to call my own and that provide a sense of familiarity and home.
I will start work on packing this weekend. One good thing about renting is having the freedom to pick up and go when your lease is up and that’s what we’re doing, except it’s just to the other side of town 🙂
Hope your summer has been lovely thus far 🙂