Welcome to another Friday.  What a week it has been, with lots of waiting and anxiety…and finally the good news that I got the new apartment!  I will move in next Thursday, Friday, the 23rd.  And now begins the clearing out and packing up.  My least favorite parts, but my granddaughter Fiona is stepping up to help.



It has been fourteen years since I last packed up a home to move, and that one involved movers and some help with the major packing.  I am literally out of practice.

My move here, two years ago, was handled by my daughter and her friends…and while I complained about how she forgot things that I wanted, I realize that it is all more complicated when you’re in the middle of it.

I am making lists, including some important items like getting Internet and TV service at the new place.  I think I will have to get on that quickly, as being without those two things would be a disaster…lol.

I was Skyping with my eldest son the other day, and he gave me a tip about how he moves, which has been often over the years.  He uses backpacks for the things he will need right away.  Or, he said to me, you could use some of those purses (as viewed above), and a side view below.

I have also discovered that suitcases might be helpful for stashing items that I want to be able to find quickly afterwards.

It is obvious that I am overthinking a few things…or maybe not.


Do you have tips for quick moves? What works for you?

Enjoy your weekend!


11 thoughts on “FRIDAY THOUGHTS…

  1. Lists would be my rec but I like your son’s suggestion as well. A friend told me she always has her kitchen box(es) moved first so you can make tea/coffee the first morning. Good luck!

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  2. We have not moved in over 30 years so I have no ideas for you. Good luck!!
    It’s great your granddaughter is stepping up to help you. She’s a treasure.
    I’m very happy for you that you are getting a place that you want.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Linda, we ran errands today, getting more boxes, etc., and then Fiona and her boyfriend put boxes together and packed a lot of stuff. She’s coming back tomorrow, too.

      While they were packing, I was on the phone with AT&T to set up services, and that process was definitely challenging! Everything has changed since the last time I had the service.

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  3. So exciting if a lot of work and I just love Fiona, she is the best. It is a big job but just one step at a time! Lists are great and labelling on the outside what’s inside helps too, especially after you can’t remember like me. But it was twenty years ago since I moved last! Love the purses idea!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn, and when I last moved fourteen years ago (not counting the move here two years ago), I had movers. Plus everything seems to be different now, with so many technological changes when it comes to adding equipment like Internet and TV services.

      I agree that Fiona is the best!

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    1. Thanks, Anne, I’m moving out of this place, which has deteriorated from the time when I posted great looking meals. A lot of the food made me sick, and they made changes in the dining room that were unacceptable.

      Plus…I never wanted to live in such a controlling environment!

      My new place is truly independent senior living, and it’s just across the street, so it’ll be a quick move.

      Enjoy your week!


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