Thursday, November 14, 2019

getting trashy

The moving activities continue.  On the bright side, I've managed to sell more items to nice people.  Honestly, I'm not making a boat load of money off any of these clearance deals.  Everything is priced to sell quickly, and it's working.  It's just enough to hopefully keep the weirdos from showing up... knock on wood.

In addition to Marie Kondo-ing our possessions, I've been packing up those things we don't currently need use of.  This has forced me to go through stuff the kids left behind when they each flew the coop.  OMG!

See, the bulk of my tidying up to this point has involved my and Magnum's stuff.  I figured there were "a few things" the kids left behind, but I hadn't really done a deep dive until now.  JEEZ-us, I'm finding things from elementary school, etc.  In some ways, it's been a nice little walk down memory lane, but then I catch myself - "Why am I reading a 4th grade book report!?"

I called our trash service and asked for an extra bin for this month, but they said they only rent bins by the quarter.  They can charge me a dollar a bag over our weekly limit, which seems reasonable.  Seems to me, though, that having an extra bin to put the bags in would be easier for them, but rules is rules.

I did actually begin this process a couple of years ago when I painted the kids' bedroom. Yes, there was a time when all three of them shared a large room, under the guise of, "Let's play barracks!"  I took a bunch of stuff off the shelves and stashed them in a large box.  The large box remains.

At this point, I'm kind of afraid to open it.

Got any packing/ moving tips?  Anyone?


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

My packing advice - hire someone....tee hee.
Each time I moved in my adult life from 25yr on was a company move. They paid for the packers and the movers. It was awesome. I've been spoiled. Now I'm poor and self-employed so if I move I will be calling you for tips!

Chatty Crone said...

Where are you moving - out of state or a new house? Good luck.

Abby said...

Peggy, haha, well, we will be hiring someone, but I'm just trying to make it easier for them. Our last move was a company move and it was SO EASY!

Sandie, thanks, we're moving about 100 miles from where we are now in Colorado.

Linda Hensley said...

I would so read the 4th grade book report. Tips for moving? Put all the kitchen stuff in a kitchen box. Label it top and side. Don't mix other junk in the box just because it fits. Repeat for other rooms. Good luck!

Abby said...

Linda, good tip. Thanks!

Herb said...

Leaving town? Wow. I haven't been out bloghopping in a long time so I am learning all kinds of things today. This was a kind of big surprise to me though. No advice, really. I hate moving.

Abby said...

Herb, hi stranger! Yup, heading north.

Anita said...

I'm reading in descending (?) order, so I don't know where you're going. 100 miles away. Wow! That's substantial enough for significant life changes.

And packing... you're a minimalist, right? I DREAD having to pack my house should that day come!