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Monday, November 11, 2013

Causalities of Moving

Does anyone like to move? Wait, I know, there are people who get paid to box, pack and ship. 

I guess it could be just a job. I remember one year contemplating working for one of those delivery companies moving boxes.
Somehow that seemed a little more glamorous, maybe because I would be going to a work place and not into people’s homes.

The best scenario in moving includes having help, all the needed supplies at the onset and everything being ready.

None of this was in my corner. The night before the move I ran to three storage rental places. 

My plan was to rent a small moving van and have my daughter and her boyfriend around for move day help.

I wanted perhaps an 8x8 storage unit. I needed perhaps a 6x6. The cheapest deal was a 5x5.

The hope of this space was in the 10 foot high ceiling. Once I had to rent a 5x5x15 with more to store. I had expert packers. 

It was two guys who worked as a team and had experience. They utilized the height to the fullest. They were working with all the contents at the same time.

Sadly there were no small moving vans available for the day of my move. Storage units were as much as $75 a month. I decided to go with the smallest storage and forgo using a truck at all.

This time around I was working mostly alone and lucky if I could get a car load a day packed up and ready for storage. Clothes went early because that was easy but they needed to be on top of a solid high base.

I was stuck at about 8ft up and I could not get the vacuum in. After a couple of tries I gave up. This led to the joy of relocating everything to a larger unit. 

A picture or two fell and got broken. I had to cut corners with no excess packing supplies. I had some old boxes, tape and garbage bags.

I bought 6 plastic tote boxes at the Goodwill where I have been dropping off excess items each day. Two small, three medium and one extra-large.

It helped a little to have the extra structures around items that were out or in bags.
A long time ago I gave up on traditional laundry baskets. I still have one it is in the car wrangling things there. In my laundry area what I had been keeping in the last few years was a rolling laundry basket with a lid and a handle.

Because it was tall and water proof I had some cleaning supplies in it. I had it stacked close to the door of the smaller unit. First the side got cracked. Then it dropped and a wheel section broke off.

I hope I don’t have to lose my kitty. She really hates the car for some reason. This is bad since my plan involves her staying in there until I can get resettled somewhere.
With all that we were losing there was a great find last Tuesday.

Someone was getting rid of a large pet carrier. I have a small one but Ms. Fourteen Pound kitty would not even be able to turn around in that one. 

The new one is big enough for more leisure. I think my idea was for a pet bed and a litter pan. I have not tested it out yet.

Three years of stability down the drain. 

Thank you to my supporters. Two lovely donations came in to help. 

I appreciate those who are reading, sharing and contributing. 

You can add to our aid or check on our progress on the GoFundMe page.


  1. (((Tosca))) I wish I could do more. I hope more people get on board to help you.

    1. Sharing is caring my friend. Your support lifted my spirits. It is ok. I will be ok. (BRENDA) Thank you.