I love the 3 questions she raised:
1. Do I really need/love this that I want to PAY to move it? (moving is expensive!)
2. Would I rather deal with all of this stuff now or on the other side of our move where chances are good we’ll be living in a much smaller house?
3. How easy would this be to replace on the other side of our move if I really need to?
This was so good for me since we WILL be moving after Michael graduates. At this point we don't know where we will be heading, but that matters less at this point than the very plain fact that all our stuff will be in boxes and either in storage or moved to our new location.
So for me, I have been pondering question #1 alot. As I declutter, stopping to ask myself if I really want to pay for this to be moved has made it much easier to toss that item. And question #3 has shown me that alot of what I hold onto isn't worth the cost to move since it would be so easy to replace. This is esp helpful in case we have a cross the country move or have to put our stuff in storage for 4-6 months.
So how bout you? Have you moved recently? Planning on moving in the next year? What has helped you in deciding what to keep and what to toss?
Til next time ...
PS: I had another fantastic week of getting rid of stuff. Threw out the broken dvd/vcr and the rest of the vhs tapes, a few old mags and a couple other misc items.