Carton box and suitcases for relocation on bed

Why Can’t Moving Be Uncomplicated

I’m trying not to freak out right now. Packing is the best/worst part of moving. It’s satisfying to purge your old belongings and tuck away your valuables to go onto the next place. But mentally preparing to shove each stupid knick-knack and scarf in a box just exhausts me. The added complication is three animals, two cars, and a fucktonne of clocks (why do I have so many clocks?!?).

Even though I’ve done this many times before, I can’t find anything guidance about how to pack: which rooms to start with, what stuff to start with, nothing. The closest I’ve found was this guide, but it didn’t give room specifics. Another somewhat helpful list was this one, followed by this timeline. But what I really need is something that says, “Pack the [BLANK] room first, start with the [ITEMS] and put them into [CONTAINERS].” I haven’t found anything like that.

So I plan on moving backwards. I’m going to think about the things I need most and NOT pack them. I’ll just pack everything else. Some clothes, a couple pairs of shoes, toiletries, food — basically, I’m going to pack for a short trip and then throw everything into boxes, and then throw everything into a POD.

Have no clue about the animals and the cars.

Author & Bi-Feminist-Killjoy. Occasionally has something interesting to say. The importance is debatable. Your mileage may vary. Books: "Icarus" and "A Bitter Spring"