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I am a whirling dervish of packing. At midnight on Saturday I was lying up in bed, reading the papers, when my thoughts idly turned to my new housing arrangements. With a jolt that got me sitting bolt upright I suddenly realised that I only had three more nights left in the flat. (I’m away a lot over the next fortnight.)

Because I don’t have to be out of my current place until 08 August, I hadn’t really paid much attention to when I would actually move.Ā  ( I hopefully get the new keys on 01 August.) And I hadn’t wanted to start packing things up in case I jinxed my new place. But, idiot girl that I am, I had failed to compute that whether or not the new place went ahead, I needed to start packing STAT as I would still need to move out. Duh.

So at five minutes past midnight I started throwing things in bags and cases. I got an hour and a half under my belt before retiring to bed. I kept at it on and off during Sunday and, miraculously, had got it all done bar odds & sods by 1am. Helped by the discovery when I went to put out the recycling last night that the new neighbours had conveniently put out all their packing boxes for the binmen. A stroke of luck as I hadn’t actually ordered any packing materials. Everything else however is in those classy plastic tartan laundry bags from the local corner shop + a series of posh carrier bags. I really hope the removal men don’t baulk at the sight of it all.

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Good time to feng shui away all the clutter!

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Yay. Me too. I’m not putting much of anything in boxes. More so those large blue IKEA bags. Now off to Goodwill to unload my car.

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Oh that hideous moving feeling! Usually I eyeball everything and estimate (usually vastly under) the amount of time it will take to pack. Then the day of the move comes and I am running after the moving van, “Just one more thing!”.
I find that the worst part of moving is the stuff you have to throw out or dispose of in some way. It seems to breed in the night.

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Good work! I like to pack and unpack as quickly as possible as I cannot stand it to take too long so am impressed by this!

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Good Luck with the move and I hope you’ll have time to settle in before you need/want to move again Jx

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Wow! that is organised. Good luck with the move.

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Let us know if you need to clear out any clothing etc as that is what we do.

Emma x

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Hiring removal men is a wise decision.

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