Handling boxes during a move is bad for your hands. Sharp edges and box cutters are not a good thing. Add in constant neurotic hand washing and sanitizer and you have major ouchies! I won’t bring up painful cuticles.
What you need is always in the last box you look. Doesn’t matter how well you marked them that one thing that you didn’t mark is what you will need now.
Leaving a home you love is an emotional roller coaster. We’ve had a few expensive surprises. We will need to replace some big ticket items that we didn’t expect. It’s not the end of the world but it means there will be chaos for a while. I don’t like chaos but back to the old house. Over the years you arrange things as you live. You use quality items where it is important to you. It is home. You understand how the light comes in the house at different times. Like the cats, you know how to find the sunspots and enjoy them. Perhaps one day (soon I hope) I will feel that way about his house. It would help if it would stop snowing too.
Best story from settlement – With covid they keep everyone separated during settlement. At the end we met the new buyers. The beloved husband had a basement workshop that had ductwork for a dust collection. Overhead lighting was excellent and there were electrical outlets everywhere. This was a huge plus for the new buyer and we knew it because he asked a lot of questions. What we didn’t know was that anyone walking through and peering into our closets had a look into our lifestyle. We are retired so you don’t see business clothes. In the beloved husband’s closet at this time of year you will see jeans and flannel shirts. Lots of them. All the way in the back where you can’t see is a dress shirt or two for funerals. The new buyer, who I would peg at 40 plus or minus, said his goal is to fill his closet with flannels and jeans. We all laughed.