Tuesday, April 29, 2008

At least it's a start.

Months ago, when we set the date to move I came up with a packing plan. I had a different part of the apartment for each weekend. The plan started with the dreaded sorting of items to see what would be taken and what would be donated and ended with the packing of all that was left into organized boxes for the movers to move. Two months later, and not one weekend has been spent doing anything related to the move. David has been working like a mad man, and I threw my hands up in the air not wanting to do the difficult job alone. Yesterday I gave in and went through my closet and drawers. My closet is down to a few pair of pants, 3 jackets, and dress, and two dress shirts. The drawers are next to empty. It feels great to have started even if it was just a little start. There is still much to be done, but I'm going to break it up into small pieces and do a little at a time. My next job is going through the kitchen and getting rid of all the things in there we don't need. Then, it's on to the big closet in the back of Erin's room that somehow turned into a storage room. Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Kristen said...

Luck, luck, luck!

Don't forget to take lots of water and snack and rest breaks, friendy. Seriously...more breaks than you think you need, okay?

cv said...

I actually like moving, it's very cathartic for me. Getting the old stuff out of your system, cleaning, a fresh start.....a new adventure.....good stuff!

Just like Kristen said, lots of breaks and water, and careful with the lifting.

Anonymous said...

Packing always takes me longer than I anticipate. You'd think having moved 3 times in 4 years, I would have it down to a science, but I don't. Start now packing things away that you don't currently use and won't use before you leave...like Christmas decorations. And like everyone said...be careful with the lifting...that's why you have Erin and David! Oh, and make sure you have a kind of inventory list of your boxes. I still think that the movers lost a box of mine, but I didn't have a list of things to prove it. There are lots of suggestions on the internet to help with moving and such, too.
-Jen

Kelli said...

Good luck! Moving is so hard for me. Plus, you're pregnant, and that seems to make it harder. I packed all of our stuff up when I was pregnant with Cece, and I hated it. I just didn't have the extra energy to get it done the way I wanted to. But, it still got done, albeit in a disorderly fashion. I suppose it was a good lesson for me in going with the flow!

aola said...

I can't even imagine having to ever move us..just the thought is overwhelming.

So, Good Luck!!

I do like to clean out closets and get rid of stuff though. Wish I could come help you.

Denise said...

Good luck........ I have spent half my life moving!!!!!!!!! YUCK.. but I loved going to new places...... so it evened out....... When are you coming through here............???

McMom said...

It is good to start early so you are not so overwhelmed. I like the purginf that goes with a move. I am still purging the stuff from storage and will be having a garage sale soon.

Kristen said...

OMG, the stuff you registered for is so stinking cute. I can't wait until your online shower. :)