Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Moving To Do List

We are moving!

And while Mr S is gone, I've decided to take the time and start packing up the non-essentials of the apartment.

We're also moving into a smaller apartment, so part of the packing is working to downsize our DVDs, tchotchkes, etc.

It's a bit of a daunting task.

Monday evening I started sorting the DVDs, alphabetically. We have A LOT!! And that didn't include the Blu-Ray movies or the Disney Movies (Disney Movies get their own category, thank you!)!

Tuesday I started packing them. I decided to inventory them, too. Because as I was sorting, I discovered we had three copies of Ocean's Eleven. THREE!!! And that's not including the original with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. And there were other movies we had more than one copy of. I realize that happens when people get join stuff together and get duplicates of stuff.

**Update on Ocean's Eleven - it was really only two copies. The third copy was actually Ocean's Twelve, which, in my defense, the covers look VERY similar. Similar - as in one is white and the other is black.**

***Another duplicate movie update - we had two copies of Sex in the City. I'm pretty sure both were mine. If not, I don't really want to know!***

Today, I got the rest added to the list and attempted to pack them. However the remaining containers I have are smaller than the one I used yesterday and M-Y won't fit. So I need another 20 gallon container to finish packing the movies (payday on Friday!) and those will be done.

I also realized my alphabetical powers have dwindled a bit. There were about three movies that were mis-alphabetized. Oh well, it happens

My next task is our closet. I realize I can't do much with his stuff. But I desperately need to sort out my clothes and shoes. Cause we're getting a smaller closet to go with the smaller place! And I know there are tops in there I haven't worn in over six months. There may be some dresses and pants in there, too. I see a trip to the Salvation Army in my future...for a very large donation!

Another thing I want to do is pack up some of our non-essential kitchen stuff. You know, all the stuff we registered for when we got married but haven't used because we don't entertain because we live in an apartment. The stuff we still won't use for the next year or so while we're in an even smaller apartment than we're in now. Yeah...that stuff.

I've also got to go through the stuff under the bathroom sinks and downsize all that. And figure out how I'm going to store my expanding obsession collection of nail polish. Cause the current system won't fly over there.

And I have three black drawer towers (inherited from my roommate 4 years go...thank you Mar) that have become junk drawers. It's beyond time for those to be cleared out. Besides, I've already got plans for them as extra storage space around the new place!

There is a lot to do. Thankfully, I have the time to do it.

Now if I could just find that motivation. I left it around here somewhere...


  1. Goodness, I don't envy you. We've moved SO MANY FREAKING TIMES since we've been married (only 4 years--a new place at least once a year if not more) thankyoufootball. A suggestion about the DVDs that I learned after packing our insane collection up for the third time (and I was at my whits end) A DVD book. Toss the cases (I know that seems like blasphemy--but I promise you it saves SO MUCH ROOM and tons of money on all those bins to pack them in). And now our DVDS are organized in the little slotted binders and only take up a tiny bit of room in our entertainment unit. I hope that helps!

    1. I would love to do that...I've even presented the idea to the hubby. But he vetoed it. I don't remember why now, but he did. Maybe after seeing all we've got he'll change his mind.
      I can't imagine moving that much!! It's no fun at all!