The last time we moved, I could not get started packing soon enough. I lived for sorting things into Trash, Donate, and Keep piles. In fact, when we decided to move, Mr. H-B specifically requested that I not pack everything up eight weeks before we moved, forcing us to climb over and around boxes for weeks on end. This time, though? Well, I just don't want to pack. Granted, I'm trying to balance packing with my dissertation revisions. I also had offers from a couple of friends to help me pack, so I'm saving up some of the packing for that. The reality is, I just haven't caught the packing bug. We're pretty crowded in our little apartment (hence the need for additional space and Trash/Donate piles) and piling boxes up seems like the worst thing ever.
So, internet friends, what are your strategies for packing while still living in the same space? Where do you start? What do you pack first? What do you pack last?