Tuesday, July 6, 2010

pack, pack, pack!

i've started going through everything i own to get rid of a ton of stuff and pack up what i'm keeping. this is always the part of moving full of conflicting emotions for me. on the one hand it feels so good to simplify life and feel like i'm not really tied to any thing. on the other hand i have all these persuasive thoughts like "but i might need that someday..." or "this reminds me of the time..." neither particularly good reasons to keep things that are taking up space. it amazes me how much stuff i have when i moved here 5 years ago with only 2 boxes of belongings. how did that happen?!

but i have been making some good progress. and by progress i mean i'm making my house a complete disaster.

chloe cat, however, is having the BEST time ever with the packing, what with all the empty boxes to hide in and the pile of giveaway clothes to burrow in.
can you spot the kitty?

in other packing news, i've discovered the ramones make awesome packing music... just fyi. :)

happy tuesday!


  1. oh packing... a blessing and a curse. matt and i are currently trying to cut our belongings by 2/3rds. our new place is TINY and we have an apartment filled with second hand and passed down furniture and such. and craft supplies! don't even get me started on craft supplies!!

    it is so refreshing to just be getting rid of stuff, though. i'm a 'save it for later' kind of girl, and it's nice to get rid of what i've never used now that it's later.

    good luck with your packing!

  2. aww, i have a hard time parting with items that i associate with certain memories! but you're right simplifing your life is so nice!!

  3. Is that really your cat! That's HILARIOUS if so! Packing is an ordeal but I love unpacking and moving into a new place. Hope it goes smoothly!

  4. oh, GOOD. i need some good packing music. i wish we could alternately come over to each others' houses and help with the packing.

  5. I know what you mean. I kind of enjoy the enforced decluttering that comes with moving, but it is kind of hard to part with some stuff that even though you haven't thought of or touched for years, you have that thought that some day, you will really really need it again. As I got closer and closer to moving day though, I always find myself getting more and more ruthless at getting rid of things. And then, at the new place, being even more ruthless when I inevitably realise I don't have room for all my stuff!!


    ps: your cat cracks me up!!

  6. I love your fashion sense! Want to send some of those give away clothes Iowa's way? ;) I am so excited for your move for you!