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With the clutter removed, it will be so easy to get your house listed and sold. A lot of people have written that being free of clutter and extra possessions takes a lot of stress away from our lives.
Do you have another city/place, etc in mind? If so, could you show him photos of the area, things to do, especially those that might interest him, so that you can help him generate enthusiasm for the move?
Eg., if he enjoys nature, walking and parks, locate the state or county parks in the area and print out information from their websites, let him review it and try to think of activities that the two of you can do together.
Some areas have free concerts during the summer, and some have them in the winter as well. I've found that the United Methodist Churches in this area are good sources for summer concerts. Libraries and city parks are as well. If you both enjoy outdoor concerts (and perhaps a small picnic lunch), you could discuss going to some of these activities so he begins to look forward to them.
If you'll be closer to relatives, perhaps they can get involved as well and suggest activities that you can all do together.
Maybe a trip to the area might help? Stop for lunch at a nice place he'll enjoy so you're already creating and building new memories for the new place.
I guess what I'm thinking might really help is to find ways for him to be enthusiastic about the move and all that he'll be able to do once you've moved and try to turn any anxiety into anticipation.