My house has not been deep cleaned in 6 months due to a personal injury which involved two surgeries and lots of therapy. I am also in the throes of trying to move 3000 miles away; I've already paid my deposit to the moving company, and the truck is supposed to come on May 31 unless I change the date. I never got all unpacked from the last move (after being widowed), so now I'm looking at things and trying to come up with a good plan. I should mention that I plan to have an estate sale and take only my most prized possessions. It is my job to sort through and put those things in a place by themselves. Anyway, I started by sorting through a very large collection of cassette tapes that were mostly my late husband's. I figure I will have about 25 large copy paper boxes full of those. There are some unmarked ones, so I have to put each one in the player and see what's there. Two that I played tonight had his voice on them, so I bawled. People in the community are donating more boxes, and these tapes are going in the spare bedroom/office closet. Next I will go through three large file cabinets and box those up in wine boxes.
Do you guys think I should clean as I go? I don't have any help - zero. Any suggestions for getting this job done quickly and efficiently? I'm on a strict budget because I am also having to save up for the move. Therefore, I hate to hire someone. I won't be able to get things off the high shelves because I can't do ladders any more after falling and breaking my right wrist. I want to leave the duplex clean and emptied out so maybe I can get my deposit back.
Please don't ask if I have a church to help. I had a church, but no, I won't ask, and I have my reasons. It's me and God now. Any advice or tips are welcome.