But the move (which is all of about 3 feet, between adjoining rooms) has caused me to realize how much stuff I have- files, posters, three shelves worth of books, a full cabinet of miscellany, art from former students, etc.- and how little of it I actually use.
Spoiler alert: the answer is “almost none of it.”
I have lots of sentimental items I’ll keep and hang up - particularly drawings by my own child and other students that have been dear to me over the last dozen years. But there is a whole file cabinet, plus two crates full of papers that I moved from my previous school and haven’t touched once in four years at my current one.
I don’t really know how my room will eventually look, or how I’ll arrange the space while I navigate the very narrow confines of Furniture Moving that are possible in a desktop computer lab. However, the move is making me start to think about what I actually need, what I actually want for reasons of convenience and sentiment, and what can just be passed on to other people.