365 Days of Thankfulness

Day Forty-three January 5, 2018

Today I am thankful for being able to organize and sort and pack.

I’ve moved nine times in my life.  Of course three of those were just from home to college and college to rentals when I had no furniture and very little in personal belongings.  With each move I’ve learned more – especially about the importance of keeping lists of boxes and what’s in them and their location.

In one move in 1997 the house being built wasn’t ready yet so everything was moved into the completed garage and the basement of my then in-laws.  From November to February home was a 5th wheel camper parked behind the home under construction.  After settling into the house a box of vinyl albums were found missing.  Almost twenty years later they were found in my ex-in-laws’ basement where they had been tucked away all of that time.

As we prepare to move again, hopefully this year, I am trying to be more organized in both in putting lists of contents on boxes and in a spreadsheet that also notes their location – storage unit or home knee-wall space.  It’s still a hassle to do but hopefully that will make it easier to settle into a new space down the road.

Now if I could just figure out how to eliminate the back aches from the preparations, packing and moving especially with all of our books!



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