Saturday, November 3, 2007

Cleaning, sorting, boxing, discarding

Moving isn't easy when you have too much stuff and you are suddenly without someone else around to help. But I'd rather have it this way if my only other choice would be having X around.

Friends have offered to come over to help, but I'm just too much of a control freak. I want to know exactly where everything is going and I want to pack it myself. That way, I'm the only one who gets blamed if something gets broken. And my brother. He always breaks things because he THROWS boxes all over the place. I'll have to keep an eye on him come moving day.

I have been busy shredding paper for a week. The picture only shows four big bags of shredded paper, but there is another one behind the rest. I have no idea how much paper it was, but it was definitely a whole lot. I STILL have tons of paper. I guess I never throw away bills or documents. But since the divorce is all over with, I'm through renting (I hope), and I don't have much other debt, I guess I can get rid of all those OLD credit card bills and bank statements from 1998.

I'm using the shredded paper as packing cushion for my antique glassware and china. Plus the endless knick-knacks I probably ought to do away with. Then, when I get to my new house, I'll recycle the shredded paper and the boxes. All of the boxes are either second hand from someone else or those I've used any of the several times I've moved recently.

I also utilize space bags. I use the ones that are for travel and you just push the air out of them instead of using a vacuum.

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