It's been an intense time with getting all of our things sorted before the movers arrived to pack (last Wednesday) and load the 40 ft shipping container (last Thursday). I think it always sounds like Easy Street to have people pack for you, and, make no mistake, it is MUCH easier. But it still ain't easy!
We had three movers come Wednesday and they spent from 10-5 (with a lunch break) packing. They didn't finish. Five movers showed up Thursday morning to finish the packing and then load the lift. Without a lunch break, they left at 7 (don't worry, I did feed them when I heard they wouldn't be leaving). So it's a good thing I didn't try to do the packing myself, because it would have taken me something like 5 weeks (literally) to pull this stunt off.
I have found it extremely challenging to find the sweet spot between finding the correct home for each thing in my house and driving myself (and everyone around me) crazy trying to find the EXACAT perfect correct home for each thing. It's hard!!!!