That's the hardest part about moving-going through everything deciding what to keep, what to sell and what to give away.
I've talked about swaps before on the blog. I'm a member of several groups on Ravelry that do swaps. I signed up for a Christmas swap and knowing that my move was coming up and that I was going to be out of town more than I was in town I put together the presents early. Then I put them in a safe place. Here's the message I just posted on the discussion page for the swap:
I was a good swapper-I collected almost everything necessary for your present before I moved. I put it all together in a safe place. I mean a really safe place. Now if only I could locate the safe place. Finding your presents is my new motivation for finishing the unpacking and organizing of my house. But never fear-should the unpacking not be successful you will still get an awesome package-just not the original one.
I love moving. Yup-I do. Fun times. Who wouldn't rather pack and unpack instead of knitting? Anyone? Anyone?
I promise to ship on time if not early.
I've unpacked all of my yarn stash and the bags related to fiber. So far that package is being illusive. I can replace the yarn easily. The handmade won't be as easy-but still doable in my time frame before shipping. I believe that I need to begin to write everything down. Maybe I should look into one of those bullet journals people have been talking about over the last couple of years.
What do you do to keep track of your life?
See you tomorrow for WiPs Wednesday. Oh and I am changing my mood-smiling now and pretending all is well. I've heard that works to help change your attitude. We'll see how that works out.