All my pride in organization skills over the years has been debunked. It's turns out that I only claim to purge while in truth I have stuffed our home with gizmos that I will never need or use again.
Now I understand why moving is such an undertaking. It isn't the move, which mainly consists of lugging heavy boxes to and fro. The time-consuming part is sorting all the clutter.
I started with 3 categories: things to get rid of, things to put in our rental and things to store in the pod. Sounds like a straightforward system. Ha!
It turns out that every category has multiple layers of sub-categories. Especially those "things to get rid of." First, are they garbage or would so-and-so love them? How about giving to charity? Should these papers get shredded? Etc. and so on!
Sorting has been the bane of my existence for the past 3 days. And I'm only getting started. I will never clutter up a home again!