Moving Skills

Who knew that after owing a house for about 25 years we would still be such good movers. We got our skills honed during the remodel move-out (and move back).

This particular exercise is to provide a clean area for bug eradication.

The move started with today’s drive north from the LP (Troll-land) to the UP. Unlike a few days ago when it was snowing here and there, it sprinkled briefly, but not enough to turn on the windshield wipers.

We stopped at the Downtown Café in West Branch for lunch. Carl wandered around downtown looking for postcards while Rey and I found a Home Depot for some moving boxes. They sort of fit in the back seat with food, backpacks and me.

My philosophy is get more than you think you will need, because you don’t want something simple like missing boxes to slow down your packing.

Our only real error was getting medium size boxes instead of small boxes. Kitchen stuff can be amazingly heavy, and you can’t put too much breakable stuff into one box.

We are not wrapping and doing a real pack job as we would for a real move. Our move is about 150 feet, from the cabin to a cousin’s garage, and most stuff is getting driven over in a car. And no furniture.

My thinking is to move stuff that is easy to move out of the space instead of cleaning it later because we are not sure of how much bug stuff was around. We are covering furniture, but most everything else is out the door. We made pretty good progress, but still have to go through to small rooms, get decorations off of the walls, and on the last day the few dishes, suitcases, etc.

Wednesday morning is day 0. We got such a good start today we are planning to visit Whitefish Point tomorrow.

Of course, Jane got everything rolling during her weekend ahead of us, and we did not have to spend any time turning on water and electricity. THANK YOU JANE.

It was downright balmy (in the low 50s) when we arrived. It is probably below 40 now and heading into the 30s tonight. Fire in the kitchen fireplace, Tigers on the radio, and we are content.


5 Responses to “Moving Skills”

  1. margiegf Says:

    I hate moving, so good for you for keeping a positive attitude!

    • raincharm Says:

      What this moving effort has shown us is more areas to be swept! We will have to see if our cleaning energy kicks in.

  2. jane Says:

    do you have enough of the plastic sheeting? hope so!!

    • raincharm Says:

      With what was under the bed and what we have now I am sure there will be enough. We are making pods of furniture to be covered. That is part of tonight’s effort. Wall stuff down, the bathroom, one more cabinet in the kitchen and the rent’s room hanging stuff. Off to Whitefish Point this AM

  3. kayak woman Says:

    There is also a wagon (blue) in the garage. Not sure how useful it might be but feel free to try it if you want.

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