1. You get a new house.
2. Friends and family help. This is nice.
3. A new house is kind of like a new year. A fresh start. An opportunity to make resolutions and try new things.
4. There's the chance to sort and chuck stuff. I haven't embraced this to the extent that I could have - only a couple of trips to the dump. (Next time we need to downsize so I have to throw out more.)