Packing


In case you were wondering, attics are hot in Austin in May.

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And packing takes a long, long time.

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I decided to break down the packing situation into areas of the house where I had the most stuff.

So I started with my bedroom and bathroom which took a whole weekend. Next I tackled the kitchen, which only took about one evening. (I was the last roommate to move in, so the kitchen was pretty well stocked when I arrived.) This is the resulting pile of boxes, with odds and ends thrown on top.

the-great-packing-of-2014

Shout out to Spec’s and my friends for providing boxes.

Next was the attic. It was hot. It was dark. Thanks to my roommate Ute for providing a head lamp (mine was packed) and moral support. It only took about an hour for me to find and extricate the things I had put up there. I pleasantly rediscovered that I own a toaster (thanks Ellen!), a microwave, and a vacuum.

And so the pile grew ever larger.

pile-o-boxes

The last major project will be the garage and greenhouse, where I keep many a gardening accoutrement. It never ceases to amaze me how packing is always a never-ending saga. And I don’t even have that much stuff!

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8 thoughts on “Packing

    • It’s staying right where it is for now. My landlord/roommate has graciously said I can leave it for the summer. The other option is a storage unit. Hope to be closed on a house by mid June though!

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  1. When I moved from 336 Chestnut to my first apartment, everything I owned fit in my Volkswagen. When I moved from that apartment to the next one, it took friends’ help and a whole day to move (and the apartment was furnished, so I didn’t have that burden). Tom’s right—it just gets worse.

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  2. And when I moved to California, everything I owned fit into a Volkswagen too. On the way back home a year later, I discovered how to minimize even further — stay overnight in Omaha and have someone break into the car and take half your stuff. Problem solved, at least for a few years.

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