This move to Oregon is going to be a very good thing. Once we’re actually there. Until then, I am struggling to stay positive amid the stress of keeping our home in show condition for a sale, packing, and purging, all while trying to maintain a family routine and have a fun summer. Whew! I’m tired just saying all of that. The good news is, we’re almost finished with our house projects and soon will be able to spend more time on summer fun and less time painting, cleaning, moving dirt, and rearranging furniture.
The impending move has me mentally going through my yarn and knitting book stash, contemplating only keeping those items I truly love. Over the 4 years I have been knitting, plenty of yarn has found its way into my possession. Some of the yarn I purchased thoughtfully, others more spontaneously. Then there is the gift yarn, yarn I accepted in destashes or swaps, and the leftovers from almost all my projects. That is a lot of yarn. I know it’s light and doesn’t take up much space, but I am trying to apply the same rule to my craft supplies as I am for the rest of our possessions: cut down by 50%. It’s expensive to move, especially when you’re talking about moving some 3,000 miles coast to coast. So we’re getting a shipping container and only taking what will fit into its 16′ x 8′ confines. This is a bold and slightly scary strategy, but one that will leave us moving only the best of what we own and love.
I think this is a good challenge. We seem to expand and contract our things to fit into however much square footage we are living in. That means that when we moved into a larger home, we went out and bought 2 new sofas for the family and living rooms. That leaves us with 3 sofas and a futon. Way too many! My yarn stash also increased when I was able to have a dedicated craft room. I guess all of this is to say that we will be having a family moving sale this summer, and I will be having a yarn and knitting book destash sale. If you’re interested, please visit my Sale/Trade page on Ravelry and make an offer.
Also, it’s time for another giveaway!
Leave a comment on this post by the end of Monday, June 28th to be entered to win. Tell me about how you stash, de-stash, organize, or declutter. I will draw a winner at random who will receive the following:
Classic Knits at Home by Erika Knight