I spent the entire month of December moving my shop. It’s not the first time I have done this (but I do hope it’s the last!) so I was not completely blindsided by how much work it involved. But, somehow, this move was much more stressful than the last few.
Maybe it was because I’m not as young as I used to be. Now don’t get me wrong, I can still work circles around most. I just can’t do it for as long. But mostly, I think it was because I’ve been in this shop for so long and had accumulated so much stuff that there was just a whole lot more to deal with.
Lesson: Be a lot more selective in what you keep and what you get rid of.
While I do subscribe to the “waste not, want not” philosophy, there is a practical limit to how much a given space can hold. I had boxes of unrepairable sanders, misfit cabinet doors, and unusable wood. The list goes on.
In the future, I plan to be a bit more ruthless when making keep or toss decisions. Necessary for the sake of my back!