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Friday, June 24, 2011

5000 boxes and at least one tired cat

photograph by Johan Blixt (my big brother)
Still waiting for the rest of my images from the photographer...

Packing is going forward but very slow.
It seems as we are both somewhat of pack-rats.
I think that easily happens when
two creative souls share a home.

You never know when that stump or copper pipe can come in handy!

The trick really is to make sure you remember what you have.
As I am rediscovering a trillion little things, opening
up taped boxes and closed drawers I realize that my
organization skills leave much to be desired.
I am quite successful in tucking things away.
Making it neat and organized.
But then my teflon memory kicks in and I
seem to instantly forget where I put what.
Or that I even had it in the first place.

So I buy a new "whatever" it might have been.
So now I have two. Hmm where to put it?
I find a perfect place for it 
and tuck it away... And forget. 
See where I am going with this? LOL

This time it's going to be different.
My studio space is going to be so much bigger.
I don't think words can describe how 
excited I am about this move!!! 
(yes it's worthy of multiple exclamation points)

Yesterday I tackled some fabric boxes I had.
Discovered some horrid curtains in purple and gold.
Sheer, glossy and quite ugly. 
Not sure why I felt a need to save 6 pairs of them. 
I must really have liked them at some point....

We're making giant piles for goodwill and only
tossing things that are broken or useless.

Lisa however is quite enjoying the tossed items.
Makes an excellent bed she says.

Tomorrow is the big move.
Wish me luck!
love ~tess


  1. Good luck on your move Tess ~ I'm sure it won't be long before you are showing us around your new home :)xx

  2. I do the same thing, put my stuff in a really good place (wherever that is) I can never find it again.

    Your cat looks like she's ready to go, just not to the Goodwill :)

  3. We only have one closet in this place ( yep you heard right) and it is in our bedroom for clothes, so as you can imagine things get clutters REAL fast around here.
    I am SOOOOOOOOO jealous of your move. Take me with you?

  4. Jo: I can't wait to show off the new studio space. David has to dry wall it first, but I think it's going to be amazing. I quickly outgrew my little bedroom that I have been working out of for the past 3 years!

    Ro: Isn't it crazy! I swear I have found doubles of almost everything. Such a waste of money! I have to get better at knowing what I have. Hmm maybe an inventory spreadsheet or something...

    Jaime: Sometimes living in a smaller space is a blessing in disguise :o) As least that is what I have been thinking the past few days. We've had a pretty big place and we've accumulated SOOO much stuff. I am pretty sure there will be enough room in the studio for the both of us... so you can come and visit anytime you want!

  5. Oh Tess, I have the opposite problem. I am a declutter nut! I can never seem to hold on to anything. Always letting things go, giving pieces away to friends who love them :) I have moved many, many, many times and every time managed to fit everything I own into a single car - ahhhhhhh.

    I think, in everything, balance is key. I am slowly working towards that.

    I wish you the best of luck with your move!
    More importantly - lots of fun!

  6. Good luck with the move tomorrow!
    I'm always putting things away safely, and typically they're the very things I can't find when I want them!! I'm the same holding on to everything, I'm surprised our attic doesn't collapse with all I hold on to:)

  7. Best of luck with your move. It is so exciting to make a move but the packing and unpacking...not so fun. Hope you enjoy the day anyway.

  8. Your kitties are adorable!
    Good luck with the move!

  9. Be careful that you don't toss out Lisa!


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