pseydtonne: Behold the Operator, speaking into a 1930s headset with its large mouthpiece. (bright-blessings)
Remember how I said we should have some time before the move? I suspect there won't be a lot of time.

My darling's start date is the first of September, which is only about nine weeks from today. Her end of packing is mostly set, because 90% of her possessions are sitting in a pod in Atlanta. However 99% of my possessions are unpacked. Thus begins a process of organization and planning.

I'm going to use my LJ as a public notebook for this process. After all, some of you may move a long distance and not have the privilege of taking extra trips to gather things. How do you pack a home when the journey takes a week instead of an hour?

1) What do I own?
2) Which things must move, can move, would be nice to move but can be left, can be sold, can be purchased upon arrival, can't move, must be tossed?
3) What containers will hold what gets to move? (This is more complex than you'd think.)
4) Which options are there to move the stuff, and which is most cost-effective?
5) Set up a staging areas for objects that are ready for moving.
6) Pack things in order of necessity (old books first, bed last).
7) When transport arrives, move things from staging to transport.

The above is not serial. Item #2 takes a lot longer than the rest, while I've already sorted out items 3, 4 and 5. The details begin under this link. )

In a future installment, I will discuss making time to sift crap before it goes in a box. When you get to the other side of the country, what will you do with the stuff in this box? Would it be better to give it a new life and save that space for other stuff? No really, think hard about this -- but not so hard that you aren't packing.

-lift that heavy thing, Ps/d

August 2016

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