Monday #MomHack… Read for Motivation.
We move every 2-3 years, and that was the norm as I was growing up, too. You would think I’d have a system down-pat, and know just what to do. . .
While that is sort of true, it isn’t really. I have friends who have spreadsheets they use each move, timelines for move prep, and can declutter/organized/packout in less than a month.
But what DOES work for me (other than hustle and lists) is to read for motivation, to get into the moving mindset. Reading books and moving hack blogposts, listening to minimalist podcasts and decluttering audio books, . . . Sure, they could be seen as a distraction from doing the work. But for me, they provide motivation and forward momentum.
“Decluttering at the Speed of Life” (aff) was recommended by a friend a couple of months ago. To avoid clutter, of course I bought it on Kindle. It’s been just the inspiration I need to toss what we don’t need, and get under our 7200lbs weight limit. (Where did this stuff come from?! I hate shopping. . . Oh, yeah, we have six kids and homeschool. . .)
Pretty good progress the past couple of weeks. . . Five boxes of homeschool books and supplies to homeschool friends, four boxes of don’t-judge-me-by-these-books boxes to my bookclub gals, six boxes of clothes to the Kirk for distribution, four boxes of miscellany donated to the thrift shop, and a partridge in a pear tree. . .
Yes, we’re making progress and I’m motivated to do more.