It is a little over 2 months since I first mentioned that we had listed our home for sale. After almost 3 months on the market (including the Christmas and New Year period), we are close to finalising the sale.
Although we will have professional removalists who will pack all of the breakable items, there is no good reason why I cannot pack up things like linen, clothes, sewing fabrics and books. However, packing up an entire house in a few days is not my idea of fun, even if our possessions are relatively minimal.
So, I have begun to pack some non-essential and rarely used items. I have sourced various boxes as well as some plastic crates.
At the moment the packed boxes are stacked in the wardrobe in the spare bedroom.
I also used suitcases to pack some of our out-of-season clothes. This made sense since the suitcases need to be relocated so they might as well be filled with clothes.
I intend to do something towards packing each day or two so that I can spread it over a few weeks and it is not too onerous.
In the next couple of days I will be emptying all of the good crockery, glasses and serving platters out of the sideboard. This has been sold and will be picked up at the end of the week.