Move Over

28 Jul

Image by buba69 via Flickr

What would it take to get you to move?

From this chair?  Lunch.

From this house?  A better house.

From this country?  A green card.

From this planet?  The dulcet tones of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  He could persuade me to do anything.

If someone you trusted offered you $1000 to move to a different city, would that be enough?

Could I take my lunch with me?

Upon reflection, no.  That would barely cover the moving costs; especially to Betazed.

Would you need other things: the promise of friends or better weather?

I have friends; even some real ones.  Global warming will catch up in Stockport eventually, so I won’t need that.

What would they need to offer you before you’d instantly say yes?

A job.

Or if you already want to move, what would it take to get you to stay?

A job.


Actually, I love moving house.  I love the clear-out that moving house always entails.  I like putting things into boxes, putting their contents into lists in a pretty little yellow notebook, and putting the boxes with their labels (Kitchen/Bedroom/Lounge etc) into the new rooms in the new house.

The junk gets sorted into categories:

  • Charity
  • Recycling
  • Sell
  • Garbage

And sub-categories:

  • Charity: Clothes/Bric-a-brac/Books
  • Recycling: Bottles & Cans/Paper/Green Waste
  • Sell: Whatever I Don’t Need/Large Unused Items/The Hub’s Stuff
  • Garbage: Tat/Junk/The Hub

Hmm.  Ask me the question again.



20 Responses to “Move Over”

  1. Cindy July 28, 2011 at 13:29 #

    I also like to declutter and get rid of stuff when I move. Then I buy it all over again for the new place ;p


  2. Pseu July 28, 2011 at 14:48 #

    No way move!
    When we moved here I thanked the guys who lugged our stuff from one end of the village to another and said,
    “I hope to never see you again…. ”
    (well, I meant not for a house move anyway.)


    • vivinfrance July 28, 2011 at 14:53 #

      Amen, Pseu. 22 times is quite enough for me. And we still have boxes in the loft from the last move 4 years ago.

      Tilly, I’m looking out for the perfect job for you here.


    • Tilly Bud July 29, 2011 at 17:56 #

      I LOVE moving. This is the longest I’ve ever lived in a house.


  3. gigihawaii July 28, 2011 at 15:52 #

    Since we married 31 years ago, we have moved only once — from a condo to a house — and have collected so much stuff, I hate the thought of moving again.


  4. slpmartin July 28, 2011 at 16:22 #

    Just love the witty responses to the prompt.


  5. Kathy July 28, 2011 at 17:07 #

    Those were great questions — wish I had time to ponder and answer myself. I’m in the midst of packing to go away for holidays so no time. However, I’m with you about Jean Luc Picard. Put me in a dark room with only his voice and I’d be in heaven.
    As for actually moving — I hate it, hate the thought of it. I really do not do change well at all. We’re thinking of selling and moving in two years time, already I’m stressing. Good luck with the job, wherever it finds you!


    • Tilly Bud July 29, 2011 at 17:59 #

      Start making lists now, to help you feel in control. Keep a dedicated notebook so that all the info is together. Clear a drawer/shelf/box/cupboard once a week or fortnight or month – at regular periods, anyway, then you’ll get a lot done at a slow poace


  6. Janie's Place July 28, 2011 at 17:12 #

    I loathe moving with the red hot intensity of a thousand suns. I think I stole that saying from some place, but it so nicely sums up my feelings.

    Unfortunately I will probably have to move again at least once as I am unlikely to find a job where I live now when I finally finish University. I’ll hate moving even more, because I love my house. I will cry like a little girl on top of loathing the packing and the schlepping and the toting and the straining of the back and the cursing how we ever managed to get that sofa down the stairs into the basement family room in the first place. But, I’ll fly you in, as you love moving so much, you can have the job of doing it for me when the time comes. I’ll even throw in a free lunch and dinner, and if I can find Maltesers in the US I’ll provide all you can eat and still be able to work.


  7. nrhatch July 28, 2011 at 17:51 #

    At this point, I’ve moved enough. But we did do some de-cluttering this week. Habitat for Humanity picked up the TV Console, TV, and Armoire this morning.

    Aah . . . that’s better. 😀


  8. Tinman July 28, 2011 at 20:54 #

    I have that Captain Picard toy too!

    Er, I mean, “I bought my kids that Captain Picard toy too!”


  9. earlybird July 28, 2011 at 22:01 #

    Can we still be friends if I admit that I had to ‘google’ Captain Jean-Luc Picard? 😉


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