Thanks for sharing your moving story.
“It seems to me that my belongings have spent more time in cardboard boxes than on furniture.”
I have moved fewer times than you have, but I did smile when reading this sentence. In the attic of where I live now, there are still 8 or so cardboard boxes filled with stuff of my previous move. It is stuff that I will still use, but I’m waiting for my next move to give them a final place.
It seems that we are never done.