Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning as you are preparing to move. This past week Terry, from Barrett Moving and Storage, came to our apartment to see our things. He determined that all of our belongings would fill around 60% of a 20 foot shipping container. He even said Greg's model train table would probably fit into a mattress box and will not have to be specially packed. That means, it will be insured during the move.

While we are a few months from the men coming to pack up all of our things, we have begun the process of asking... Are we bringing that? Would that work with 50Hz 220V electricity? Should we send that in the shipping container, or in our air shipment? How many winter clothes do we still need? When should we sell our cars? We realize, we have a lot to do in the next 3 months.

I began sifting through clothes and other belongings sorting them into three piles. Donate, Bring, and Store. The donate pile is really two sections, one headed to the thrift store (the pile on the left) and the other our family cabin (the pile in the middle). The store pile (on the right) needs a Rubbermaid tote and will be kept in Marion for storage.

Some of our house plants will be adopted by a co-worker of mine tomorrow, and slowly but surely we will be ready to move. Bangkok here we come.

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