Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Last Box

When you are moving you can prepare, pack, label and de-clutter for weeks.  But on the final day, there will always be a few last boxes that have random things in them.

If you do a good job there are only one or two, but it seems that no matter how good of a job you do there are always one or two.  They look like that box you see people carrying out of an office the day they quit.  It's a plant, some pens, a watch, a picture and a sponge.

Getting the literal last things out of a house when you are moving tends to be a little messier then we were hoping when we started preparing.

Maybe we should prepare for that.

When you are leaving a job there will always be a few strings left hanging.  When you kids leave for college, right after they go there will be a junk box of some things you wish you had said or done.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like tidy and neat are things we work for in general but should be willing to let go of at the extreme (the very last box).