De-cluttering and de-homing are two different things. We are now De-Homing. It’s a bit painful.
I have spent the past 3 months purging every drawer, every closet, every box of pictures, every article of clothing, all tools, dishes, ceramics, framed photographs, business and personal files, jewelry boxes, books, toys, sports equipment…the list of stuff goes on and on. Decluttering is tedious and laborious! The cleansing part of this process is sure to follow, but I won’t feel it until we are actually out of our house. We move out of our home on February 15 – just one short week away.
The de-homing part of the moving process is perhaps the most emotional for me. Beautiful black and white photographs that have graced our walls, artwork created by our children, pottery from memorable places around the world – treasures that make a house a home – are now going into boxes. This place we’ve called home for the past 9 years is being transformed back into a generic house. The house will be leased out to renters during our sabbatical.
The memories of this home will remain with us forever. I am so thankful for the time we have had here and I look forward to our return next year, when we will unpack the treasures and re-home this house.