We are in between residences. I can't begin to tell you how painful it is to have to purge thru our belongings. It is especially painful for two procrastinators who keep putting things off.
All I can say is "I can't wait until August" when the move will be complete one way or another. We have been throwing out things we didn't realize we were hording. Like 12 or more half-empty bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Another dozen or so containers of some type of sunscreen. Makeup; enough to stock up a store's makeup counter and some diffuser attachments to hair dryers that died and were replaced years ago. This alone came out from our master and guest bathroom cabinets.
The hardest part has been deciding what to sell or donate. We keep having the same discussions of why much of "my honey's stuff" (things he owned before we married) are being purged and have been disposed of over the years as to "my stuff" (things I acquired before we met) that are being kept! One simple reason. "My stuff" isn't junk! (Note: we have learned to call it all "our"stuff except when we are campaigning to keep or dispose of something.) I took the time and had the discipline to save for the best quality I could afford. My honey, well ... He is a guy (though I know it is offensive to stereotype). His furniture was functional and that is about the most positive thing I can say!
There are things I owned before him that aren't making the cut, but it is definitely noticeable how very little of his furniture will be coming along with us. Yes, we've been together a few years but not long enough not to remember who owned what. Actually there aren't many pieces of furniture we've purchased since we've been together. We've mostly invested in upgrading electronics.
Anyways, "The Great Summer Migration of 2014" goes on. I ask that you send us some "good ju-ju" or if you are the praying type a big prayer to help us survive it.