About two and half weeks ago I bought 20 boxes, small ones that would accommodate our books (we have a lot of books). The plan was to start decluttering now and get some stuff in storage so we're in better shape to stage the condo after we buy a house.
The catch? The "buy a house" part. It's been rather slow in the real estate market of late, at least the part that we're playing in. Almost four weeks went by with very little and the one or two that did pique our interest sold before we could even book an appointment. On the upside, there has been a bit more action of late but it's a finicky market so we'll see where that leaves us.
But at least we have boxes at the ready!