Great name, by the way! When my wife and I sold
our house near Raleigh, NC to get to the coast, we had lived there 13 years, and raised two boys in that house to college age. We literally found boxes in the attic that we had moved four times and had not opened in 27 years. How, you might ask, did I know for sure it was 27 years? Because we found boxes of wedding presents, at least one of which had never been opened; you see, two days after we were married my bride and I went to Germany
(I was in the Army), and we just never got around to looking at them, because the boxes went to storage
while we went to Deutschland.
So we cleared out the attic of our then house near Raleigh, and we also had a barn (a great collector of junk), so I cleared that out, selling a few things and donating or trashing the rest. I literally filled two very small dump trucks with stuff from the barn and attic to take to the dump. Amazing how I don't miss that stuff. And like you, we are not hoarders or pack rats. Stuff just accumulates somehow.
Best of luck with moving to Leavenworth. My suggestion, for what it's worth, is to rent at Leavenworth, not buy, at least if you still want to transition to the cruising life. Once you find your dream boat
, you will likely want to spend many months or a year getting it the way you want it. It is much easier to do that if you have a house at the coast, even if just a very small house. Also, we'll probably have a recession in the next two years, and it will be easier for you if you are not trying to sell a house at Leavenworth during a recession.
All the best in your next adventure!