Word of the day: purge (verb) To rid, clear, or free.
April 1 may seem a long way off, but since that's moving day for me it will come up much faster than I'd like. As I prepare for my move, I've decided February will be my purging month and March will be my packing month. And by packing month, I mean "collect boxes and tape and other packing supplies for the first 29 days then pack like a mofo". But back to February.
I've got to purge but not some sill superficial purge like I've done every other time I've moved. (Yes, I'll wear these shoes again. Who knows when I'll need construction paper? I might read this kind-of-awful-sounding book one day...maybe.) I've got to get rid of stuff. Some things will be easy: clothes I don't wear I can easily part with. I've finally come to terms with a bunch of the books I obtained while interning at Random House - in 2005 - that I have not read yet and likely will never read. As for shoes, I know it's time to get rid of the many pairs I don't even look at, let alone wear. The bonus to this is that once I get rid of the shoes I don't wear, I've got an excellent excuse to buy more to replace them.
I'm sure I'll manage to move them along, drop them in a donation bin somewhere. I just wish it didn't feel so...wrong.