Things I Learned From Moving

Captain Thoughtful and I moved last weekend. I learned some things.

1. Grammy thinks Captain Thoughtful and I have too much Tabasco. She’s incorrect. There is no such thing as too much Tabasco.

2. I have a shocking lack of upper body strength and an equally shocking amount of lower body strength. My legs could move mountains. My arms have a difficult time with a small box of books.

3. You always have more things than you think you have. I’m pretty sure it’s a law of physics. Physics will ALWAYS screw you over in a move.

4. Unpacking sucks as much as packing. That large apartment you just rented? As soon as you move in, it will shrink. Again, physics. Or magic. Could be both.

5. After a long day of moving, there is only one thing that will heal all wounds, sore muscles, and overall exhaustion. That thing is Whataburger.

Oh, and I really really don’t like moving. At all. My arms, they are sore. So very very sore. Someone, please come to Austin and carry things for me. Please. I’ll give you bubble wrap. I have, like, lots of it.

10 thoughts on “Things I Learned From Moving

  1. You are so right, there is no such thing as too much Tabasco.

    Trick to moving:

    Rent storage unit.
    Anything that isn’t required immediately move to storage unit.
    Unpack only what is required immediately, stack remaining boxes in closet.
    Unpack one box each per night for the remaining (however long it takes).
    Wait one month.
    If you have found you have not gone to storage unit to retrieve other boxes plan garage / yard sale with friends who have garage / yard.

    Sort boxes in storage unit just in case.
    Dispose of stuff you really don’t want or need.

    Now you have reduced all your stuff. It works, it really does. I have done this several times.

  2. Dana says:

    I never carry, I drag. Leave it on the floor, hook a corner of it around a finger, and walk. Unless I have to lean over, then I don’t do it at all. #BackProblems!

  3. “Xander: You own nothing. This shouldn’t be taking so long.
    Spike: Hang on. Let a fella get organized. [picks up radio.]
    Xander: That’s my radio!
    Spike: And you’re what? Shocked and disappointed? I’m evil!”

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