Hi-Ho-Hi-Ho, it’s off to pack I go!

8 Nov

I’m wrestling right now with conflicting emotions: guilt over not blogging this whole week and something resembling panic as our moving day (Nov. 29th) approaches. For the 6th time in 10 years, my husband and I (and our little dog too) are on the move again.

After all these years we have a certain procedure established and this move is no exception.  My main responsibility in all this chaos is the final packing of the house and point-person for the movers the day they load and later when they unload at the new place.  I don’t know if it’s different in other countries but here there is a system of numbered stickers & checklists when moving with one of the big brand-named moving companies.  I’ve always been the appointed check-mark person who sits in a lawn chair for 4-5 hours as things are unloaded and the guys yell out the numbers off the boxes as they walk by.  Since things go off in 3-4 different directions (garage, basement, kitchen, garden shed) the only place to be seated for this task is right at the truck.  It’s okay really (except the year it was minus 25 C and snowing) and I get excited when I recognize a box going by and know what’s waiting inside.

But before I get to cross that finish line I first have to pack it all.  We keep the boxes move after move and so it’s essentially assembling each box, reading the label on the outside and packing those items.  Easy-peazy.


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And of course, I have assembled the materials I need for wrapping and labeling.  We buy that brown packing paper by the box and several moves ago we invested in our own tape-gun.  For me that’s been the greatest thing invented since sliced bread!


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A new task this time around is the extra task of packing up the stock after our shop (DesignWorks Studio) closes it’s door on November 20th.  Before I box up any stock that doesn’t sell, I must do an inventory!

Okay….there it is, that panicky feeling.


2 Responses to “Hi-Ho-Hi-Ho, it’s off to pack I go!”

  1. Murray Neuman December 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Hey Mike & Shel,

    So you are back in B.C.? Congratulations! Where abouts did you relocate to? I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

    Murray Neuman
    Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
    Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9K8

    • designsimplyworks December 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

      Hi Murray, yes we are back home! Merritt this time 🙂 Happy New Year!

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