The high daytime temperatures have made the work of clearing out the old rig slow going. I can only work for a few hours in the morning - after I've had my morning coffee and taken Jake for a walk - before I have to pack it in and head back to the A/C. The benefit of doing it this way, though, is that I have manageable loads of stuff coming into the new rig. I can get it sorted and put away before heading back to the old rig the next morning. My main goal with the new rig is to NOT bring in anything I don't regularly use ... but and however, I can't part with my computer tools and small electronics that I don't really use but am not ready to donate or sell yet. But that's it! The rest will be As Needed Only.
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the stuff that has to be dealt with in the old rig, but as I was lying in bed the other night pondering the work and where best to start, it occurred to me that I should just go front to back - living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, then do the same with the basement storage. So far, I've gathered some necessities I need for living in the new rig, cleaned out the fridge (and turned off the propane) and cleared out all of the living room cabinets. That means the living room is basically done except for hauling off the things I'm donating, and then there's the cleaning but that will wait until the whole rig is empty. Tomorrow I tackle the kitchen!
In the new rig, I've installed a couple of coat hooks and a paper towel holder. Exciting, no?