As we venture into the second to last full week in our home before jumping on our bus I am beginning to feel the squeeze. It has been, and continues to be, a juggle in trying to maintain normality for the kids in a house which is gradually being depleted of its belongings, allowing viewing for renting our home out, prioritizing what goes for good, what goes on the bus or gets stored and getting all those little jobs (you know the ones that always get put off) completed in the bus and around the house.
In so many ways it is lovely having less around to clean, tidy or wade through and yet in someways I am feeling a sense of loss at the way life used to be …. with lots of reminders of our life surrounding us at every turn. There are things that we will hold onto and store, then there are of course those things that we are not attached to at all which are easy to let go of …. for the rest of our possessions they need to give evidence as to their usefulness in our upcoming bus-life or worthiness of being stored. Everything is being prioritized at this point in time and put into rank.
We have sold up everything (except for 10 tea-chest sized boxes) and moved twice before this so we didn’t have a house full of clutter by any means. It is amazing though how much sneaks into a home, even when you think you are doing a pretty good job at keeping it out. ‘Have house, will fill’ seems to be human’s subconscious manifesto! Most of our belongings were those that had made the final cut before and thankfully we do have a place to store some of the important things that we know we want to keep but don’t need on the bus. For the rest …… well the next two weeks will tell 🙂
Hope this finds you enjoying the things that matter and letting go of the rest.