My time suck this week? Unpacking.
Packing gets plenty of credit for the amount of time it Hoover’s out of your life, but unpacking is just as time consuming and it comes with the added negative hit of NOT having an exciting trip to follow it.
I’ve been back home for a week now, and I’m still not completely done with this chore. Some of this is just my procrastination, but some is the pure time involved. I had summer clothes packed, so now I have no real motivation to move quickly here. Do I want to put the clean stuff up straight away? It got kind of wrinkled, should I iron it before storing it? Then there’s the dirty clothes, not enough to make a load yet, so I’m waiting on more to add to the pile–in the meantime, it’s lumped into one of the two suitcases.
Then there’s the placement of the other stuff. Souvenirs linger in the suitcase until I figure out where I want to put them. Toiletries are half un-packed with the items I need regularly already back on the counter while the travel-only things are in the half-emptied toiletry bag….
I’ll get it cleared out eventually. In the meantime, it’s sucking little bits of time here and there as I whittle away at the explosion of crap in the middle of the room.
If I drag it out long enough, I’ll be partially packed for my next big journey.