I’ve been living in my flat for a week now, and six boxes remain unpacked. I’ve rifled through them on occasion to look for something, but I have yet to put them all away. A couple major reasons for slacking are that (1) I spent most of the week at my partner’s house, and (2) I still haven’t purchased 3M Command Hooks to hang some things, and I can’t put nails in the walls.
To be honest, I don’t even know what’s in some of them. The decluttering fairy approves, because that means I’ll have an easier time pitching things in the boxes into my yardsale box. A pitfall of my cleaning process is that I always wind up with one box of “junk” that I don’t get rid of but I don’t have anywhere to put it, so it just gets decluttered into a smaller and smaller box. Minimalist Me thinks that if I can’t remember what’s in a box, the contents of the box have lost the privilege to stay in the box. Goodbye, stuff!
Also related to boxes, I purchased some collapsible canvas tote boxes to use for storage in my flat. They will keep things together and provide a home for loose items, such as my “office” box for post-it notes, paper clips, etc., and an “internet” box housing my modem and wireless router. It keeps them out of the way and reduces the amount of cords I have to look at. I’ve never been a fan of cords all over the place. I also plan to have a “cat” box, with my cat’s brush, flea medication, etc. so that all cat items are in the same place and easily retrieved.
I am still hopeful about my goal of having all my possessions fit into my car by next summer.