My house is a land mine! I've started packing (got a really good start on it too!) and my place is even messier than it usually is! There are packed and partially packed totes and boxes everywhere (starting to organize them against a wall now though) and junk on every surface of my house. We are trying really hard to get rid of as much as possible, and being the pack rat that I am, it's HARD!! But I'm doing it! Ryan (hubster) has told me at least 3 times now that he's proud of me for all the work I've done with packing so far. I'm a procrastinator, so it's common for me to leave this kind of stuff for last minute (or in this case, waiting till the week we move). I'm proud of me too. It feels good to be making so much progress.
My goal for these next couple weeks is to have as much packed as possible, tons of stuff thrown/given/sold (in other words OUT OF MY HOUSE), and only our bare necessities left for the last couple weeks we're here. I figure all we need is some clothes, some toys for the boys, food of course, and basic toiletries. It's helped to see everything that's been sitting and not used for so long - makes it easier to get rid of. I'm trying to be as heartless in that manner as my husband is ;-) He has no sentimental attachment to ANYTHING [exaggeration] so he could throw away the most precious things without blinking. That's part of my motivation for getting this done without him, cause then he has no say in it and I can get rid of enough to make him happy *wink*
Anyway, packing sucks, but it's bittersweet cause we're really excited to move :-) It will feel good to downsize our junk, get in a new (and really cool) place, be closer to school, and kind of give us a little power boost (as opposed to starting over). We're happy :-)