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We’re Moving

17 Dec

Bjorn got an amazing opportunity that we couldn’t pass up, so we’re moving.

Okay, not so bad…Except that we’ve been in this apartment for ten years. You accumulate a lot of stuff in ten years. But still, doable.

Oh, and we’re moving to Texas. From Seattle. 2300 miles! DRIVING!!!!

So, as you can imagine, the first thing I’m doing is throwing away as much stuff as I can because where is no possibility that we can take everything we have. Ten years of stuff is a lot, especially when one of the people works with leather and has a huge stock of leather here.

I have a few months to go through everything and sort it into keep, throw, donate, sell. This weekend I went through my books and marked three bins of them to take to half price books. I also started the big task of going through my craft room and tossing or giving away a very large part of them. It isn’t quite as hard as I thought it would be. I’ve been needing to purge my craft area for a very long time, and I’m actually happy to start getting rid of a lot of it. I mostly work in markers on paper when I do artwork so having all of this…STUFF… gets a little distracting after a while.

Still, this is going to take some time. I’m glad I have some notice so I don’t have to get rid of everything right away, but I also wonder if that’s a good idea. Kind of light ripping off a band-aid, the longer you take the more it hurts. If I had to get rid of it right this minute I would probably just go through and pick out the few things that meant the most to me and donate the rest. We’re doing it a little backwards, but I’m okay with that. I have a little more time to figure out what I really really want, and how much we can take.

On that note, I’ll be putting up some more listings on Etsy. If I can sell a few things I don’t have to move them, but also I really don’t want to send things I made by hand off to the thrift store. You’ll find paintings, hand made beads, and leather keychains. All sorts of interesting things. I’ll also be sticking the shop in vacation mode in a couple months because we’ll be moving…so grab them while you can. I’m also going to put a few of my craft supplies up there just because I hope someone will want to use them.

But stay tuned….I might have some more announcements and information in the next months.

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2 Comments

Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Personal Notes, Updates

 

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2 responses to “We’re Moving

  1. Dave Higgins

    December 17, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I empathise with your attempts to cull the stuff.

    We moved house a couple of months ago after living in the same flat for nearly a decade. While we were there we went through the cupboards and wardrobes several times to get rid of anything we didn’t use. We went through each room once we knew we’d be moving to get rid of anything we didn’t want to take with us. And yet I’m still currently planning a third trip to a charity shop to get rid of more stuff that we don’t want that managed to make its way to the new house.

     
    • CrissyMoss

      January 2, 2019 at 12:31 am

      So far we have taken out a dozen bags of trash, seven boxes of books, the boxes of stuff to donate, and stored most of his armor…. Last weekend. And we only put a sent in our stuff. Moving is tough, lol.

       

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