28 Oct

When your landlord decides to move into your basement and you therefore decide to downsize from a 4 bedroom townhouse to a 2 bedroom apartment (in exchange for a killer view of the city and fewer…uhm… creepy people living in your basement), and when you have exactly zero free weekends between *right now* and the day of your move, packing and downsizing tend to occur in fits and spurts.  Your hallway has this in it:

There are some actual, old school floppy discs in this box like the ones you used to play Oregon Trail in elementary school). Srsly. My husband saves EVERYTHING.

Your beloved craft room looks like this:

messy craft rooms induce panic attacks, amirite?

And that pile of boxes you were going to donate to Goodwill?  Well, there’s a three month waiting list for Goodwill pick-ups, so your basement will look like this until you decide on an appropriate back-up plan:

(I have no pithy comment about the boxes of junk in my basement.  They hurt my soul.)

So.  There’s your downsizing update.  We move in two weeks.  If you know of any packing god, or moving to an apartment god that I should be praying to, please let me know!   })i({


6 Responses to “Pack-Pocalypse”

  1. Brenda October 28, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Just threw a bunch of old floppy disks away this week when I cleaned out the office closet! 🙂

  2. Amy October 28, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    freecycle the hell out of the goodwill stuff! or craigslist free section.

  3. Ang October 28, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    There’s a waiting list for your Goodwill! That’s crazy! We just dropped off like 4 boxes of stuff when we moved and they gladly accepted it 🙂 We could have taken it to the consignment shop but they aren’t accepting baby clothes.

    Good luck with moving! We still haven’t unpacked yet, maybe we’ll get to that this weekend sometime between trick or treat and visitors

  4. ferabeth October 28, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Well, there’s a waiting list for them to come PICK UP our donations, and since we’re getting rid of so many big things (TV’s, furniture, etc), we either need them to come get it, or we’ll have to pay someone else to haul it to them. Gross.


    -Melissa })i({

  5. Dave October 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Have you tried purple heart?

    Alternatively, you can go to Lowes, and buy like 3 stone pavers for about $5.

    This may sound crazy, but if you buy something there you can then rent their truck to haul it ($20 for 3 hours). Load that stuff up and go drop it yourself (including the pavers).

  6. ferabeth October 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Uhm, wow! Great ideas, Dave! I’m definitely going to look into that!


    -Melissa })i({

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