March 04, 2013

Spring is Moving Season

Although it’s still cold in much of the US (and snow is predicted for the Washington DC area this week!) it’s nearly spring. The vernal equinox, the day the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are just about even, is March 20. That date is usually considered the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.

It’s also the day my mother is planning to move. There is a lot to do in a very short time; her move is compressed into four weeks. I usually work with clients who have a longer move timeline, so it’s been a challenge to get everything done. Just like every other move, letting go of stuff takes the most time and the most energy.

Moving into a smaller space causes you to rethink everything you own. After you consider the practical notions of space and function, you’re left with things you like that might not be particularly useful.

I use these questions to guide decision making: Do you have others that are similar? Could you borrow one if you needed it? Does it bring you pleasure? No matter what it cost originally, who gave it to you, or what size it is, you should only take with you things that will work in your new space and/or make you glad to have them with you.

Spring is a popular time for moving. If you know anyone who is planning a move, have them contact me for a moving checklist. There’s a lot to remember and the checklist keeps it all in one place.

In the meantime, I’m still waiting to see bulbs blooming, which is my clue that it’s spring.

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