by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

I have started packing ready for the move to the city. Oh boy I did not know I had so much stuff. 'All to do with my hobbies' I have filled boxes everywhere and still more 'stuff' in the cupboards waiting to be sorted and packed. I have not even thought of packing any household things yet. It would have been much easier to have stayed put but I know it is something that just had to happen sooner rather than later. I sure am looking forward to settling in to our own home again though. I must soldier on. Hugs


by sdrise 29 Aug 2016

Best of luck Think of it this way you get to purge what you don't want and have more room for new hobby stuff hehe Take it one day at a time You will get there!

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shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

Thanks. Yes great chance to get rid of things I have not used in years. Hubby took a heap of sewing patterns to the tip shop yesterday. The lady thought she had won lottery. She put them on a cleared table and said she would call it the sewing table. Some of the patterns I had never used. I just kept what I thought I may use and a few for memories of the things I had sewn for my children. Hugs

by pennifold 29 Aug 2016

Good for you Shirley, I used to love unpacking from place to place in our many moves with BHP. I was very fortunate in that I didn't have to do the packing as we had specialists who came in to do that for me. When we arrived they placed the cartons in the rooms where I designated them to be and I unpacked at my leisure. I always did it in a week though as I wanted our new places to be spic and span asap! I'm sure you will settle in really soon into your home. Good luck, love Chris

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shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

Would be great to have someone to come in and pack for you, but there are some things I would like to pack myself just the same. I am marking the boxes for the rooms they need to be in but I don't think I could unpack in a week. I do want it to be done asap as like you I like things to be spic and span as soon as possible. Hugs

by graceandham 29 Aug 2016

You can pack sitting down if you work out a surface to pack upon. I scratched my watch crystal terribly with my last big move, so that time became unreadable - so you might want to take watch off. Soldier on.

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shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

I don't own a crystal watch and I don't wear a watch around home so don't have to worry about that. I packed the sewing machines first so I have the bench space to sort and pack things. I use a lower table to set the box on so am working at a good height. Hubby has to get the things out of the lower cupboards for me because I cannot get down because of a bad knee. I will soldier on. Hugs

by Sewmum1 29 Aug 2016

Good luck with it all. I know what you mean about hobby things. The removalists called my house narnia, as in every corner and cupboard I had more boxes! I started packing a year before we moved as I was sick and my daughter was still a baby. So I needed the house to be usable and safe.
I numbered each box and which room it needed to go in. Then I had a spreadsheet in excel (you could use a sheet of paper) one page for each room with box numbers where I wrote the contents of each box. When it was time to unpack I could see which boxes I needed to unpack first or which box certain items could be found if needed.

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shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

One year of boxes. We still have about 6 weeks before we move so I don't have to rush. Like you I am numbering the boxes and writing down what is in each one as it will be a while before the sewing room is set up again. Hugs

by asterixsew Moderator 29 Aug 2016

Don't think I can offer any advice after our move last year. Were still not sorted and I'm waiting for my sewing room to be done. labelling boxes well is useful, providing your the one who unpacks them and puts them away. I was lucky that we moved in stages and my daughter still finds stuff that's mine. (Our older daughter and family moved into our house and we moved on) Keep having fun packing.

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shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

I have been labeling boxes as I go and keeping a list as well. We hope to rent here for a couple of weeks after settlement so that will give us time to move the things we don't want to send in the removal van. I just have to stick at the packing. Have done it before but was younger and fitter then. Hugs