The first rule of moving your household is to sort your things and get rid of things you don’t use or like or need. Whoever wrote that is NOT an artist. I don’t own many clothes. I mainly wear jeans or black. I don’t have a lot of furniture except for shelves. I have lots of bookshelves, wire cubes, ikea storage, etc.
To my rules of 1. Never throw away anything made of 100% linen, and 2. Never throw away a picture frame. add 3. Never toss a bookshelf. Number 3 is not my problem; the movers take them. But the other stuff . . . .
Why is it that most of the boxes are labeled Studio or Storage (the room off my studio)? I swear I threw a lot of stuff away.
We are taking most of the breakables down early in a truck? Where did all these breakable and “Necessary” items come from? I did get rid of the cheap glass vases. Many of them.
For over 20 years I have lived in a house with plaster walls that have hardened to the consistency of steel. It’s almost impossible to drill a hole in them. Therefore I have hung not very many pieces of art. Most on nails left by former owners.
Their packing estimate = $600. ROTFL
Would you believe we already took a carload down?
I don’t know if I am taking things I will regret paying for. I don’t care. I am exhausted and my brain died two days ago.
What I do know is that I am hanging every #*@^% one of those pictures because if you put them in your attic, they BREED.
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