The Aliyah Files #34 What To Bring on Aliyah: The categories of Might and Maybe

Might and Maybe are dangerous words to use in moving. Items given this designation fall into the blackhole of possibilities and good intentions. Putting it bluntly, most of these possibilities will NEVER happen.

Think back to March 2020 when the world was on lockdown. Think of all the possibilities where ‘might’ and ‘maybe’ came into play: ‘I might learn to play guitar, maybe I’ll learn a foreign language, I might read all the books on my bookcase’. REALITY CHECK-survival mode and Netflix. I can fathom to guess, the guitar lessons and foreign language went by the wayside.

Also remember during this times the games, books, crafts, cookbooks that had lain unused for many moons may have gotten some usage. Or maybe they didn’t….


As I say, if you didn’t use what you had during a global pandemic, chances are that keeping it for ‘someday’ probably ain’t gonna happen. REALITY CHECK: You aren’t going to use it. Pass it on. Don’t bring it. To reiterate from other posts I have written, STORAGE SPACE IS LIMITED. You will probably have a challenging enough time fitting items you do love and use.

If you are already utilizing and enjoying something, keep it. Bring it. Continue to enjoy it. That cookbook with the recipe your might try, you won’t. Save space, find a recipe on-line and say goodbye to the cookbook.

Need a little virtual hand-holding in this process? Zoom appointments are available to make the initial process less daunting, and as always, questions welcome.

You can do this! In the end, it’s all just STUFF.

Published by Karen Furman

Hi. I’m Karen Furman, a home organizer and decluttering professional. Organizing is something I’ve been doing since 1st grade when used to straighten everyone’s desks. Fast forward a few decades later, I turned my passion for organizing into a business. Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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