Moving house

We signed the lease on our new home today *yay*

This weekend is earmarked for getting rid of superfluous things as I attempt to do every single time I move.  Considering how often I move I still have a surprisingly large amount of crap.

I have moved home 26 times – this will be my 27th.

I really should be an expert by now.

I’m not.

The boxes on the right are how my packing starts out, logically neatly stacked and ready to go. About half way through I start throwing in whatever I can get my hands on not worrying about stuff breaking or not. It looks like the boxes on the left, only worse.

In case you haven’t guessed there is usually a second throw out, of crap that escaped during the second phase of packing, at the new house.

It is definitely a lot harder now that I have children,when I moved to Canberra I moved with a red bag that was smaller than my current hand bag, I still have it.

Last time we moved it was two loads in one of those little drive yourself trucks that I am proud to say I drove without so much as putting a scratch on it.  This time we have a week overlap between rentals so we are moving the major stuff on the first weekend and then I will load up the car to take whatever we didn’t do on the day we hire the truck.

Happily by moving on the first weekend, I get to be in there before my birthday.

This year no relatives are coming to visit on my birthday, it will be lovely.

It would be perfect if I could buy a comfy chair as a present to myself.

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4 thoughts on “Moving house

  1. Oh I hate moving too. And I totally do that start off all careful thing and then by the end I am just shoving shit into boxes! hope it went ok

  2. Oh I hate moving too. And I totally do that start off all careful thing and then by the end I am just shoving shit into boxes! hope it went ok

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