Friday, March 17, 2017

30 Day Countdown to Move Out: Day 2

- Scored some packing materials for free today - a wardrobe box in great condition and some bubble wrap. Hoping that the person who offered packing paper responds with where and when I can pick it up. The wardrobe box may end up being used to pack my antique chair but if not it will be great for coats, etc. I will keep scavenging LOL.


Don't you love the carved face? We used to hang our Christmas stockings from the ears when I was a child. Before that it was a prop in my Grandfather's portrait studio and my Mom thinks he picked it up secondhand. The label says it is from about 1905 and made by the Michigan Chair Company.

- Found some "how to pack" videos" to watch regarding tough to pack items like lamps, paintings, decorative items, TVs, etc.
- Received retrofit certification for new house.
- Sent completed HOA paperwork to escrow.
- Set up transfer of electric utility to us.
- Put 2 plastic chairs, 2 plastic end table and misc. tools at curb - gone within 2 hours.
- Agreed that we would list the older car and some major furniture items for sale this weekend.
- Got that car washed and vacuumed.
- Agreed we would start packing with pictures, artwork, decorative items and tools this weekend which will also help decide what not to take in those categories.
- Pulled out all boxes, storage containers and packing materials that we have in basement.
- Finally received settlement statement from escrow for new house. Will initiate wire transfer on Monday. Closing is Wednesday, March 22. Yikes.

8 comments:

  1. Your chair is great. It looks like it might start singing any minute, a la Beauty and the Beast.

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    1. I think it was called the North Wind face which was a motif of the era. I do love the chair and had it restored a few years ago. Purely decorative.

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  2. Your post takes me back to our move last year. Exhausting but exciting at the same time. Good luck!

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    1. How far did you move? It is amazing how little we are attached to items once we actually have to decide if we are packing and moving them.

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  3. Juhli, how best to contact you? I have a blogging invite. :-)

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    1. You should have received an email reply?

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  4. Oh, I don't envy you having to pack up your home. Are you also driving your household to California or have your hired a moving company? I am staying in this house for the duration. Too many moves in the past! But you are so organized that I am sure your move will go like clockwork. Take advantage of your towels, blankets, sheets for wrapping around precious things, pictures, paintings. They trick helped me.

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    1. You are right about towels and such. I realized this morning that I need to sort through the extras so I know which ones can be packing material. We are driving ourselves reluctantly.

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