Friday, October 01, 2010

Moving, Packing, Tossing and Yard Sales

This place will no longer be home. We need to move by the end of this month, God willing and nothing else happens with the borrower's bank. I have to pack, and yard sale and toss which of course is the worst part. We will be moving from a 4 bedroom 2 bath house with a 2 car garage and small yard to a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, no garage, small balcony. What to take, what to sell and what to leave, this my friends is the true million dollar question.

I have been walking around my house think this, this oh and this but then will it fit? Packing officially begins on Saturday, I'm a bit weirded out, well more than usual, but
I guess I'll get to a point that I can figure out what I really need and want to keep with me and what can be let go of, 14years of accumulated "stuff" is a tough thing to weed through.
One good question is I have warp on my loom and won't finish it before the move how do I move the loom without ruining the warp? Can I just cut off what I have, which is no big deal and wrap and secure the warp to the back beam? or do I take it off (pitiful whine on this one)?


Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! You're really down sizing! Sounds challenging. But, there's always that great feeling that comes with getting rid of extra and simplifying. I would imagine you could move your loom with the warp on it without any problems. I have and I've never had any trouble with it. Good luck with your move.

Delighted Hands said...

Well, a move is not an easy endeavor no matter how you look at it. It will be worth it when you are in the new and can have the fun of arranging it. The cleaning out is exhausting but what a great feeling to shed the stuff we accumulate! Give yourself time to say goodbye to this house, too.

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

Oh I feel for you having to figure out what to keep - tough job.

On moving the loom - it should be ok, the Macomber beams fold in so it fits through a door without having to take anything off. But I would tie the back and front beam because once that brake band lets loose the warp will let go and go all wonky. Tie everything up really good and you should be ok.

Theresa said...

Oh, I feel for you, I really do. Will the condo digs be perm, or just temporary while you look for something else? As to tossing and yard sale, I start with if I haven't used it in a year, then go to if it's not that valuable and collects dust, then, I get myself into the zen of austerity
and believe me, I can pare down if I need to. I've gone from a house to a studio apartment. If I'm super attached to something, storage was an option.
About the loom, what Cindie said. It sohuld be fine!

Judy said...

This is a tough time for you-getting ready for a move is hard. I'm with Theresa, if I haven't used it in a year, I try to give it away and that worked for countless military moves that our family made. One of the moves we made we went from a 4 bd house to a 2 bd apartment! We rented a garage near the apartment to store extra stuff until we could find a house and that worked out okay for us.

Just remember to take care of yourself during this whole process because moving is so stressful for everyone-grab a cappuchino and put your feet up once a day!

Spinning Out of Control said...

Ah, moving. What a big fat pain in the butt it is. I feel for you.

Anonymous said...

Just went through the same thing myself- 4 story house to a 2 BR condo. We got rid of almost everything and started over except for a bed and my office furniture. But getting rid of all my quilting fabrics and a BOATLOAD of fiber was hard- I ended up donating the fiber to my guild's weaving classes. But heavens am I glad we did it. 18 years of stuff. I dont feel as overwhelmed by it any more.

bspinner said...

I don't envy you the job of getting ready to move. We down sized and had so much stuff we had to have an auction sale to get rid of it. We moved to a rancher that sits on one acre and we're so happy. Orginally the basement was a garage but we've taken the doors out and replaced them with large windows and that's were my studio is. I love it. Also after always living on two or more stories love one level. Good luck!