We had too much stuff
A couple weeks prior to moving you stage a garage sale and expose your "stuff" to the enquireing public.
People mull over your past choices and reward your decisions with meager offers. Most likely you accept the offer and watch a once precious item scurry off in the clasp of a stranger. This process continues until all is gone or any offer at all is accepted.
Most of the people who come by are neighbors. Common questions arise:
Why are you selling your "stuff"?
You respond ...We're moving. Then the ambigious and gossipy question follows: Why? and where are you moving to?
You have exposed your story to all the public. Many conjour thoughts of financial harm or worse divorce, illness, or heaven forbid secret information of doom about the neighborhood.
The only doom and gloom is that we have to pack-up All our stuff and Unpack All our stuff. Exhausting.
I followed all the past advise I had given my clients. It all went fairly smooth but in the end still wore us out.
It gives me fresh first hand empathy for all our clients. The only thing nice to say about the exposure of moving is that it ends, and life transitions back to normal.
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