So the move is scheduled for this week. As with any move, I'm also purging 'stuff' that hasn't been used since the last move (a clear indication that I move too much!!) or won't work in the new home.
Take for example, my computer work space. It has evolved with each home we've lived in. When we bought our first home, it was a beautiful, oak, L-shaped desk. It held the BIG monitor, had a cabinet for the CPU, space for the printer, and best of all WORK space. But then we moved out of that home to a smaller home. That big desk had no place, so we sold it, and I bought a computer cabinet to put everything in. It worked great in our subsequent homes. Except it's still really designed for the old style, monster monitors. And really, it has seen better days. It also, most definitely, does not work in my new home.
So this is what I have paired down to. It's so cute. It's so...LITTLE! It will work perfect with my flat screen monitor. That little drawer in the front? No, that's a keyboard tray! Since I will no longer have a dedicated office (yes, it was a give and take when it came to choosing a home this go around) I needed something that will not get cluttered - aka, something that doesn't have a lot space for everyone to dump on! But it does have a nice space to store a note pad and pen out of site, something I always need. And it matches the filing cabinet that I already own (and need to better organize since right now it's filled with JUNK, ugh!). I really try to work with what I have, so it's definitely a bonus.
I'm still looking at some more storage organization options, but I'm not sure what the best choice is going to be. Since the new home is a 2-story, we have a nice storage space under the stairs. Most likely it will hold my Christmas stuff (yes, I'm already contemplating decorating the house for Christmas...) but I'm also thinking it will hold my sewing stuff for easier access. We shall see!