I'm quite enjoying this moving in small doses.
No rooms stacked with cardboard boxes and bags waiting to be unpacked, towering over me daring me to sit down and ignore them. Instead I have a hallway with bags lined up that either get emptied into the appropriate cupboard or room, or else stacked neatly in the larger of the bedrooms for a sort out once I actually have some furniture to put their contents into.
Suky is finding this new ritual more normal as the days go on, but for the first few minutes of arriving at our 'small house' she follows me in and out as I empty the car, and then from room to room as I disperse the contents of the hallway. Then finally she settles in her little bed and snoozes with the radio playing behind her.
As usual I find I am a random packer.
Here is a bag of towels from yesterdays flat run, with jars of rice inserted into gaps and rather weirdly I found a bag of dog chews at the bottom with a bundle of cutlery wrapped in a tea-towel. I have just caught myself filling a bag ready for tomorrow, looking at it sat near my feet I see a little plastic box full of Command hooks and conkers, a few coat hangers, a dish and plate wrapped in the wrapper that came off a roll of Who Gives a Crap toilet paper and two dog leads. I just put things in as I see them, it makes the unpacking at the other end interesting anyway!!
Some of yesterdays bits and pieces in the cupboard.
This corner is already starting to feel like home.
I need to knuckle down and paint my £8 bookcase so my books can go on it.
"Ooh the bags are all emptied ...
... is it time to go now Mum?"
One trip, one bag at a time gets it done! I love that first picture. Suky looks so questioning as if she's asking what is happening!ReplyDelete
She's got a very expressive little face hasn't she, and she does 'puzzled' SO well :-)Delete
Slowly but surely it will all get done. I love cheap furniture, I bought a stool for £3 today, I'll be sanding it and waxing ready for my plant pot.ReplyDelete
I have a thing for stools, I have far too many but at least they are useful ... and you can even sit on them :-)Delete
It sounds like you are having an easy time of moving anyway, and it's starting to look more like home already. We are still on tenterhooks here . . .ReplyDelete
I wouldn't call it easy, but it is easier than previous moves. At least I can do it all in my own time and I'm not driving hundreds of miles for once :-)Delete
it looks as though it is all going according to plan.ReplyDelete
Up to now, but shhh ... we could be tempting fate!!Delete
I read your blog but have never made comment, until now.......you are an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thank you. xxDelete
Yes, that's the way to do it, slowly and mindfully,cull as you go with no stress or pressure....such a sense of lightness as you live with just what you need and love.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the result.
It is making it easier to see what I have, and what I have squirrelled away in the cupboards of the Van, it holds much more than you might think ;-)Delete
It sounds as if it is going so well, easily and without stress. One bag/bite at a time works for me too.ReplyDelete
It is going well, but at the end of each day I am shattered, so I'm thinking it's a bit harder than even I think!!Delete
I think it's a good way to move a short distance but not so great if you were moving further. The flat is coming together nicely. Are you going to invest in a smaller place for Alan closer to his work? I suppose even if you own two places they will be two smaller places and one less than you have now.ReplyDelete
Yes, this way only works if the move is over a short distance, in my case about four miles.Delete
The company Alan is currently contracted out to is in Berkshire where we used to live, so no we couldn't afford even a small place there. Our company office is and will remain based in North Wales until the house is sold. You seem to be asking a lot of questions over the past few days, is there something you would like to contact me privately about?
No, just self-isolating and trying to catch up as I miss a lot of posts when working. Sorry if I sound nosy and hope all goes well for you with the moveDelete
No problem 🙂Delete