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Reply #39410 on: September 14, 2020, 08:09:24 PM

I think I would rather do a nickel in the pen for arson than move again.

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Reply #39411 on: September 15, 2020, 11:39:05 AM

I'm currently looking down the barrel of another international move after living in 8 different countries over the past 20 years.

Sucks.

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Reply #39412 on: September 15, 2020, 02:28:53 PM

I've told the husband that if we ever move out of state (gods, please let us leave Illinois!), that I'm selling anything not sentimental and just buying new stuff for the new place.  No worrying about getting stuff packed and moved except for clothes and even those I'd plan to whittle down.  Especially considering we've lived in this house almost 20 years now and haven't touched anything "stored" in the crawlspace since it was put down there.  It can all go away.

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Reply #39413 on: September 15, 2020, 08:35:57 PM

I put some of my kid's shit into storage for two years in the last move, I reclaimed it all recently and closed the storage area, and because she's home due to covid, she saw it all and was like "oh I love all that, you have to keep it". No, we're in the ten-year death zone for that shit--you have a decade to be in a situation where you can claim it, otherwise it gets thrown out.
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Reply #39414 on: September 16, 2020, 04:46:51 PM

Yeah I came home from 4 or so years living and abroad and basically junked 90% of the stuff I'd left with my parents to store. The books were kind of painful but I kept the small number I knew I'd read again. Did a Marie Kondo on my wardrobe 2 years ago and it was actually pretty good. I'm now realising how little I wear my shirts if it's not for work just because I really don't enjoy ironing.

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Reply #39415 on: September 16, 2020, 07:14:17 PM

*eyes the stack of boxes in the corner of the garage behind a bunch of other stuff marked 'URGENT: OPEN FIRST' that are still sealed from the move 17 years ago*

Yeeeeaaaah. I'm probably contemplating a move in the next few years on the off chance that I'm not on an underground railroad to Mexico to become a beet farmer and I'm kind of glad that I've gotten a lot more hardass about 'sentimental value'. If nobody died for it, on it, or because of it, it's going in the shitter.

I hope the stuff in the attic/crawlspace had a nice rest, because I'm basically going to go full vertical Hans Landa on it when I get up there.

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Reply #39416 on: September 16, 2020, 08:38:26 PM

I cleared a metric fuckton of shit out of my second bedroom this past weekend, discovering or confirming what I already knew. I'm an empty box hoarder. When/if I buy something with a box, I keep the box in case I need to return it, or move with it. As a result, I had an insane amount of just empty goddamn cardboard sitting around in closets and such, taking up space for no good goddamn reason. That felt good.

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Reply #39417 on: September 17, 2020, 08:38:15 AM

I cleared a metric fuckton of shit out of my second bedroom this past weekend, discovering or confirming what I already knew. I'm an empty box hoarder. When/if I buy something with a box, I keep the box in case I need to return it, or move with it. As a result, I had an insane amount of just empty goddamn cardboard sitting around in closets and such, taking up space for no good goddamn reason. That felt good.
I do this as well, but do my best to throw most of them away after 1-3 months once they are no longer returnable. Long term I only keep the boxes of extremely fragile things that would be difficult to move without the box (TVs, mostly).

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Reply #39418 on: September 17, 2020, 09:21:13 AM

I recently consolidated most of my CMoN game boxes down to single boxes and gained a couple bookshelves. This is the first new bookshelf space in ten years, so I'm pretty stoked about it. But there was a huge amount of waste in their packaging, lots of plastic and large boxes for a couple minis and cards.

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Reply #39419 on: September 19, 2020, 06:39:36 PM

Welp... after two grueling days of driving through the shit hole that is middle America (fuck the entire state of Indiana), arrived at the apt building in Denver/Aurora. After we finally got the truck packed and set off for the first leg, I got on my phone and ordered unloading help online. I got real spooked by how long it took us to load the truck and factoring in the altitude thing... Figured it could only help. So we get in today at around 11a and once we have a look around, we started picking at the odds and ends in the back of the truck. Help was coming at noon and 11:56 I got a call saying they were downstairs waiting. Salt of the Earth types that raised my wife's eyebrow, and I swear one guy reminded me of Flea, but damn, they unloaded the entire truck in 2 hours flat and were extremely careful of everything. Best money I ever spent on a panic buy.


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Reply #39420 on: September 19, 2020, 09:26:26 PM

Really glad it went well for you.
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Reply #39421 on: September 19, 2020, 09:48:15 PM

I donít envy you that long trip on I-70. But hey, you got to see the stupid fucking cross in Effingham and live through the 4+ hours of non stop billboards in Missouri so you have now truly lived life, right?

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Reply #39422 on: September 20, 2020, 08:34:21 AM

I donít envy you that long trip on I-70. But hey, you got to see the stupid fucking cross in Effingham and live through the 4+ hours of non stop billboards in Missouri so you have now truly lived life, right?

Exactly. Last time I drove I-70 was in '97 and it was the same route only I was going to California. Thankfully, that will be the last time I move any great distance again.

My god are those fly over states sad. Nothing but Trump billboards, american flags, and christian phrases and open fields.

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Reply #39423 on: September 20, 2020, 09:07:10 PM

The one thing I would say from my last, pretty recent cross-country drive is that if you get off the interstates:

a) college towns and tourist towns feel really different, and they're sometimes way bigger than East Bumfuck with the fast food places and the Days Inns by the interstate
b) way off the interstates, basically the country is still empty; yeah there are Trump signs, but it's all of the ten people who live in that part of the state who feel that way
c) also way off the interstates where it's kind of empty people are *disastrously* poor for the most part--like a twenty-year old motor home looks like luxury in a lot of places. I went on a big meandering drive on little roads into central Pennsylvania last fall, past the areas where folks were making steel or mining coal or have tourist joints in the Poconos or have serious farms, and holy shit, I felt terrible for the small number of people I saw--houses that were semi-collapsed, etc. That's worse than the Trump signs in a way--small numbers of people who just feel completely lost in every way--no businesses nearby, a few quarries or light industries maybe, a crumbling church. Just nothing otherwise.
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