I’m on a role now and one thing I need to ensure is that I clean everything as I pack and clean the space it has left – otherwise on move-in day, I could be overwhelmed with cleaning up and exhausted from it. There will always be plenty to do that day anyway.
We all need people to help us. No-one is an island and can manage on their own, even if they like to think they can. That helping hand goes a long way to saving energy for other tasks you do need or want to do on your own.
So, where to start and what with? Look at items that must be left and make sure they are in order. Then get those boxes out! Plastic, cardboard, wood, bags –
whatever you can lay your hands on. And start packing. Now, this can be a bit of an emotional time, as you may need to get rid of some no longer needed /unwanted items that still have an emotional attachment. My theory is this: If you haven’t used it in the last year OR if you don’t love it – it has to go! Yes, there is always the “danger” that you will need it a week after you sold it at a car boot sale, but seriously, if it just sits there and takes up space, you won’t have that space in your new smaller pad.