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.
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.