We should know later today whether we've sold our house. However, Mrs Bugbear and I have been packing up in anticipation of the move anyway so that the house will look better to potential buyers. I rented two nominally 5x8x8' storage lockers. The company that I rented them picked them up yesterday so I could finally park in my own driveway again last night.
Item one on the packing agenda was my books. I have quite a few (two or three thousand) and they took up well over half of one storage unit. We also got rid of most of the stuff cluttering up our basement. The house now has that barren lifeless decor reminiscent of the pictures I see in my wife's architectural magazines.
I've decided to get an extra bin when we have the moving bins dropped off. This bin will come from the local waste management company rather than a storage company though.