Saturday, October 19, 2013

Move Update + Some Advice

Hi there! As some of you may know, I moved from Maryland to Ohio this month, and because of the packing, I had to work ahead back in September and get all my DT projects done so I could pack the craft room.

Well, here I am in Ohio, all moved in, but not unpacked. I figure I've got a year or so to unpack, and my plan is that anything still in a box next summer will be sold at a yard sale. I have a dream that both of my cars will fit in my garage.

I do plan to tackle the craft room before the kitchen - I have my priorities, after all. Oh, I'll dig out a baking dish or a utensil here and there for the kitchen, but my focus will be the craft room. I've only pre-scheduled posts two weeks into November, so I've got to get back to being inky!

Bobra has settled in to his new abode quite nicely. He weathered the 8-hour drive a lot better than I expected he would, and he slept most of the way. Once our furniture arrived, he curled up on his blankie and went to sleep. He still has a learning curve with the whole lack of traction thing on the wood floors, but other than that, he's pretty settled in, and that makes me happy.

Some local friends stopped by last night for a pizza party welcome, and it was so much fun to have them over. We used packing paper as a table cloth. HA! These are my people.

Now for the advice part. Packing was painful. I decided since I was soooo efficient in the use of space in my teeny tiny condo, that taking that stuff out of its efficient space and putting into inefficiently-shaped boringly-square boxes made it multiply ten-fold, if not more.

I also re-discovered lots of long-forgotten supplies, like things I bought at the beginning of my crafty journey that I wouldn't dream of using now. My advice: periodically go through your stash, and instead of putting it into a box on a shelf for a rainy day, purge it. Either give it away or sell it, but get rid of it. You do not need it. I tossed so much stuff it was crazy, and I'm sure when I unpack I'll find some questionable items I really should not have packed, and it will be purged on this end.

I've officially bought into the "less is more" theory, and I do plan to downsize even more now that I am here. I will be helped along by smaller closets that won't hold as much s-crap. It's kindof like cutting long hair. That first cut is mentally painful, but once you've trimmed it a bit, the next trim is easier and soon you have a cute new hairdo. That's my goal: a smaller stash and keeping only things I know I'll use now, not "someday".

I'll be sure to report back on how that's going. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the good advice on purging. I hope you enjoy your new home!

  2. So glad Bobra is settling in! And you're right - purging is good for the soul!

  3. yeah, there is definitely something to be said for the prospect of having to box and PHYSICALLY CARYY (or PAY someone else to!) every single bit of one's stuff to a new place that concentrates the mind most efficiently into "GET RID" mode!!! congrats on the move, missus, and i'm glad bobra helped so much by "supervising"!!! :) :) :)


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