Packing Up

We bought a house a couple of weeks ago, and our own home will be going on sale in just over a week. And, right now, I sit surrounded by drab cardboard boxes full of stuff that I won’t need again until we move later in the summer. At least I hope I won’t need any of it.

A small pile of boxes

A small pile of boxes

We are decluttering so our home looks more attractive for sale. We consulted with a home stager and are taking some of her advice. Although, we have decided not to have our home staged since we have a six-year old that may not properly respect the rented furniture and accessories. We will do the best we have with what we’ve got and a few new things we bought this week.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to pack away a lot of the cross stitch that was hanging on the walls. It isn’t modern or appealing enough. 🙁 But, this isn’t about what I like, it is about getting someone to buy our home. The worst part is packing away most of my craft supplies. My work basket, yarn bins, knitting needles, etc. will all be heading off to my in-laws tomorrow. I’m keeping my Daylight lamp, though, and a large tote full of projects. I can’t pack it all away! I’ve got three and a half months to make it through! 😉

My mini-stash

My mini-stash

I ultimately decided to hang on to three projects from my Turtle Trot list, the two shawls I am knitting, two half-finished pairs of socks, and a knitted cat that is nearly done. I also have my case full of smalls projects, and a few unopened cross stitch kits stored under the bed. I’m sure I’ll be fine, but I still feel a bit at loose ends.

Does anyone have any advice about  keeping crafting (and sane) while selling your home and packing to move? I’d love to hear it.

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