Moving Part 7: War of Attrition
My post-move, unpacking strategy has been basically to clear out one room at a time, moving things dropped there for convenience sake into another room. This has some advantages.
1. Tangible signs of success. You can tell when the room is free and clean.
2. Availability of the room for use. We did the bedrooms and baths first, kitchen and living next. Playroom, offices next. Today, the "dining room" (future use unknown). Last will be the garage.
It also has a small disadvantage, as things get pushed from one room to the next then tend to accumulate. These are things that we don't have immediate use for, or obvious place to put, so they are harder to dispose of. It isn't simply a matter of unpacking.