(Closed) Moving – if you could only take 10 things….

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oooh, fun! This is assuming you don’t need basics like a fridge, plates, etc.

I’d bring:

1. My baking tins, I have a few rare/hard tofind/expensive tins and I love baking.

2. 10-20 of my favourite books.

3. My laptop

4. My craft tub, 50 Litres of craft stuff!

5. I have this lamp that has a table attatched, I’d bring that.

6. Framed favorite photos

7. My Nespresso machine

8. My favourite mug and latte glass.

9. My favourite throw rug for snuggling on the couch.

10. My 2 kitties of course!

Post # 5
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613 posts
Busy bee

Love these threads!

– jewelery box + contents

– laptop

– all my toiletries (I spend too much on nail polish!)

– our only real piece of art (it’s a bee painting – totally did not make that connection until this second)

– our mattress (um, still don’t have a bed yet, but we have one kickass mattress on the floor!)

– all my houseplants

– treadmill

– piano

– roomba

I wouldn’t take my clothes at ALL. I would take this strange 10-items-only opportunity to get a new wardrobe. I’m so sick of all my current clothing!

Post # 8
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613 posts
Busy bee

@VickyAurea: Yeah, in making my list, I was imagining my new city apartment would be HUGE! Haha. The rent will be through the roof though. πŸ˜›

A roomba is the greatest invention of all time – a little robotic vacuum cleaner that will clean your whole flat! You just put it in the middle of the floor, push the start button, and then head out for the day. When you come home, the roomba is finished cleaning (and back on the charging station if you have a fancy one) and you just empty the dustbin that is now full of crap from under your couches and in the corners of your house!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@VickyAurea: They are crazy! You wouldn’t think it would be so fun to watch a vacuum cleaner, but there you have it. Their whole front half is basically a giant bumper, so whenever they gently hit something, they just turn around and go off in another direction. They can transition from carpet to hardwood to tile with no problems. They have a sensor so they will never fall down the stairs. Our cats don’t even mind it – they will just sit there and let the thing bump into them!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@VickyAurea: Roombas have sensors that help prevent them from running into things. Some cats love them though.

I won’t bother to list 10 things, since my list would be vastly different from what you might realistically take πŸ™‚ but I have moved around the world in the past, and was only able to bring what fit in 2 suitcases + a carryon, since shipping fees would have been too much. It sounds like you’ll have all the furniture you need, right? They have storage space for your clothes and things there?

The things I found most worth the limited space I had were things with sentimental value, and things that I use all the time – so I didn’t take my whole shoe collection, but I did take my favorite boots. I didn’t take all of my kitchen stuff, but there’s this one spoon that my college roommates and I couldn’t remember who bought, but we all loved it, and fought over it when we stopped living together…my last roommate snuck it into my suitcase before I left the country, and I cried when I found it, because it was a link to these wonderful friends I have. So now I don’t care where I move, I’ll always take that stupid spoon with me.

Since you’re moving in with guys, consider bringing some decor stuff – it’ll make the place feel less like a bachelor pad, plus it will feel like your space, instead of you-living-with-him space, which is really important for a lot of women (if you like to “nest”).

Stuff attached to hobbies too, since you’ll be living there. You might not miss your hobbies when you’re visiting him, but once you’re living there, it’ll get awfully boring if you don’t have something to do with your time. πŸ™‚

Just remember that in the end it’s all just “stuff” and you can probably get by with out 99% of it, or replace it later if you need to.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

  1. the kids (duh)
  2. Fire box with important papers (insurance stuff, financial and tax stuff, important numbers, ect
  3. photo albums (as many as I could carry)
  4. grandmothers silver tea service
  5. laptop (all my photos are saved there)
  6. kitchen aid mixer
  7. jewelry box
  8. cell phone (gotta call 911)
  9. framed photo of parents wedding (its the only photo of them on their wedding day with both sets of my grandparents – no negative)
  10. cosmetic case (gotta have lip gloss and mascara if no other makeup)

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@VickyAurea: Wow, so when are you guys hoping to find a bigger place? (haha)

It sounds like you’ve already narrowed it down pretty well, and it will probably be the easiest move you’ve ever had, with so little to bring!

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