As I have been unwrapping some of our 18,000 lbs of stuff (no joke, the movers weighed our haul), I have found that a lot of dust literally settled on things that I had forgotten about long ago. We lived in our house for 4.5 years which means that our collection of belongings expanded to fit our 2,200 square foot home. Now we are living in a 1900 square foot rental and I have no where to unpack my fine china into, and have no idea where to display a lot of decor. So ... back into the boxes they go! It's actually a very good thing because we are forced to examine our things and decide what we REALLY need and want. A good rule of thumb is if you haven't used it in years, most likely you won't again anytime soon. And I was quite ruthless with the ridiculous amounts of candles I've collected over the years!
This is the house we just moved from. It housed A LOT of stuff, and had an extended garage that housed even more stuff.
There is still much to be uncovered as I am surrounded by boxes, some placed in the correct room and others ... well it makes life interesting to find my serving dishes amongst the living room bookcase contents. One thing I am particularly looking forward to is getting my computer hooked up so I can edit and post photos (I'm on my husbands laptop now).
Moving is a difficult and emotional thing. Life is disrupted. Belongings are transplanted. And navigating a new town can be daunting. But, inconveniences aside I am thrilled with our new home town and I feel that it is a perfect fit for my little family. My son even asks on a daily basis if we can go to the mall. I would say he likes it here as well.