And all too familiar. I got a notice a couple of weeks ago that the building where we have a 10′ x 20′ storage space (which contains at least half of our stuff) is being switched to a non-climate controlled space. So I can either pay the reduced rate, or move my stuff to a unit in a climate controlled building. Ugh. I started last weekend and will finish up this weekend. Double-plus ungood.
Which is to say I feel (part) of your pain. At least I don’t have to unpack anything but the bookcases.
I hope you avoid my usual approach. Which is to say, I hope that After does not include a half dozen boxes in the corner in Permanently Unopend status. (Hey, it’s only been a decade and a half since the last move. I might want some of that stuff at some point….)
Yup. After the fire that forced us to move to a different building in fall 2009, I think it was, the boxes stayed in a corner for the better part of a year. I just had an exchange with my editor-in-chief about “concealed” and “unconcealed” boxes. I just concealed a couple myself, in the form of a nice window seat for cats and people. We’ll see whether all the contents of all the boxes can be distributed into the meager supply of shelves. The smart thing would be to build more shelves (my predecessor in this apartment had done so, but my subtenant opted for space and ripped them all out).
Which is to say, I hope that After does not include a half dozen boxes in the corner in Permanently Unopend status.
Look at the upside to this approach – if you unpacked everything it would be thatmuch more clutter and more things to clooect dust. By keeping them in the boxes you keep your living space open, clear, clean, and thus elegant.*