Thursday, July 19, 2012

207. let's dish

I listed my place for sale and have gotten a bit of interest. Just goes to show, make the price low enough and someone will buy it...

Today's item:
Another casserole dish. I've been using this under a plant, but the plants will be going soon too...

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  1. Good luck with the sale! Where are you heading to? I can just imagine how easy (comparatively) this move will be now that so much of your stuff is gone. How nice!

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    1. Thanks! So far, looks good. Had someone here yesterday and he's putting in an app for the park. If he's approved, looks like I'm free!! If not, it looks like I have at least two other back-ups. lol As much as I hate this place, put a low enough price on it, someone will buy it...

      And yes! I've been packing and it's amazing how much smaller the pile is! lol I *shouldn't* be surprised, but I am. =)

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  2. Having moved way too many times, I can confirm that less stuff = easier move, especially if, like us, you pack, load, transport, and unload absolutely everything yourself. (I've found that people who pay others to do all that work have far less motivation to get rid of excess stuff.)

    Good luck on your selling your place!

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    1. SO very true! I had a lot of friends in the military when I was younger. I was always amazed that they never seemed to get rid of anything before the move, but the military packs and moves the stuff for them. I'm trying to get as much packed up this week as possible so I can figure out what size storage unit I'll need. Last time, I packed a 5x10 close to 10' high and solid to the door. lol Not this time! Even if I don't get my w/d sold, I should easily fit into a smaller one. =)

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    2. Ain't that the truth! I am a military brat who went in the army, got out and married right back into it. It is so easy to just say, "Oh, I'll deal with that pile/box/tote when we get settled at the next place." The only problem with that, in my experience, is that you never really get fully settled before it's time to go again, except this time you've added even more crap to the pile. As long as you're under the weight limit, you don't have much motivation to pare it down. Now that my hubby is on the downhill slide to retirement (where any moves we make will not have paid-for movers), I'm starting to change my way of thinking. I've started going through the house and if I see something I wouldn't be willing to pay to move myself, it goes into a box to get rid of. My biggest problems are 1) that drop-off locations overseas like Goodwill, etc are extremely limited and simply throwing things out is not really an option due to local trash laws and restrictions and 2) I tend to pack said boxes so well (I am a 3rd generation military brat and wife, after all) that they get too heavy for me to lift and then they sit there until I can convince the hubby that yes, he really does want to carry a ridiculously heavy box out to the car to drive somewhere else. Let me tell you, my Jedi mind trick skills are sorely lacking. :)

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    3. lol I've moved myself far too many times. I lived in Alaska for 14 yrs and moved around the area A LOT and am amazed I didn't purge more. I did get rid of the majority of my stuff when I moved from AK to Washington since, again, I was moving myself and had a tiny car. As of right now, everything can fit into a 5x10 storage unit... but it's still more than I need!

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  3. Wow great news about the potential offer! So where will you go if he buys it? Did you decide yet on living in a RV or have decide on a city yet?

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    1. I'm picking up an app for him today so he can drop it off in the morning to the office here. The office hours suck. She lives there and will only answer the door from 1-4, T-F. sheesh

      Yes! Planning on the rv... though I don't have it yet. lol I was trying to get down to what would fit in a 30' or so but the more I thought about it, I'd really like the flexibility to move around more so am going for a smaller one and getting a storage unit so I can just pack the necessities in the rv rather than dragging everything with me. I figure I'll save well over the cost for storage just in the cost of the smaller rv, not to mention lower gas. I've been browsing on craigslist, but plan to hit one of the larger rv dealers this weekend! =) I really can't see settling down anywhere other than the PNW so getting my stuff out of storage at that point won't be too big a pain. I just couldn't let my antique trunk go...

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