What about the packing? I took all the pictures off the walls that would not go with me and donated them. Plastic containers are being used for breakables and items that will NOT be opened once for a long time. When I need these items, they will be there but why take up excess cupboard space for storage.
Staples had a good price on packing boxes. The items put inside the boxes were to be unpacked for daily use. Many items such as lawn mower, barbeque grill, and automotive items (my husband retired from Ford Motor) are to be sold or donated. I boxed everything but what is needed to live with for one month such as daily dishes and canned food items, towels and linens. Believe it or not this takes up only 4 cabinets.
All the help I provided seniors was going to be in Waterford instead of the lower Oakland County areas. Waterford has one of the best senior support programs. New friends and groups will have to be formed. I look forward to the adventure. At some time, many of us will have to make changes. Are you ready?