Thursday, March 19, 2015

Here We Go: 5 Adult Things I've Learned About Moving House

No Chloe Likes To Eat this week, because I've been living on Itsu crystal noodle cups and vegetable soup. This time next week, T will have had 3 days off and be back at work, we will have moved a lot of boxes and furniture, and we'll be in our new place. I will probably be sobbing into boxes I need to unpack and there may or may not be half built flatpack furniture littering the place. So here's a few things I've learned since realising I have to move as an adult with adult stuff rather than a student and 1 bedroom....

1. Even if you're addicted to decluttering- once you pop, you can't stop, you have still have way more stuff think you think you have- because one doesn't just throw away brand new gift bags or extension cords because they will have to go into a box most likely labelled 'stuff'.

Hoping if I do enough packing that I'll forget that there's wine downstairs.

2. You cannot exercise your usual obsession with list making, timelines and definites, you will have no idea what's going on until it's happening- contracts? Errrr.... Keys don't matter right?  And as for ordering a mattress.... what do you mean some companies take 2 weeks to deliver?

3. It's probably not normal practice for you and your partner to spend a Saturday night making scale drawings of your new flat, complete with scale cut outs of the wardrobes you spent the afternoon looking at in Ikea...

Trying to work out how much furniture will fit in our new flat.
And you thought I was kidding

4. Tea will not make it better. Neither will coffee. Cake might do, just for a second, but ultimate salvation looks like this.

Friday- thanks to @distillingine3 and @fevertreemixers
Vodka is the answer. And a major food group.

5. However simple it sounds on paper- put things in boxes, move boxes from one place to another, unpack boxes.... it will never be that simple. Because apparently it's not ok to live on crystal noodle cups and vegetable soup for 3 weeks because you want to pack the saucepans and kitchen utensils. Apparently.

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