When I moved to Holland I brought just one suitcase with a squeaky wheel filled with clothes, DVDs and my PS1. Since then I have upgraded to a PS2, collected more DVDs and accumulated many other possessions. Most of those item are currently sitting in boxes at one end of my front room. The rest are still in several piles of chaotic organization around the house.
I’ve never done a big house move before and and its not over yet. However, I think I already understand the thing that plagues most house movers… The search for cardboard boxes.
I woefully underestimated the amount of packing material I would need. Whenever I spot a box now I try to work out a way to smuggle it home. I’ve never been more interested in cardboard since my days of junk modeling at primary school. Luckily I seem to have enough boxes now but there is still a lot of work to be done. Furniture has to be disassemble, plates need to be put in bubble wrap and so on.
My Scottish flatmate has already moved out and this weekend I move in with my new English flatmate. At the moment everything is a little surreal. I no longer feel like I am really living where I am now (since it looks like cardboard city at the moment) and it will take a few days to set up in the new place. I’m still getting used to the fact that a lot of things are about to change. A new town, a new house, a new flatmate and a cat. There is also a lot I will be saying goodbye to. My old flatmate, the local pub and all the take away places in the area. It will be very strange no longer living with the person I have spent the last five years sharing a house with.
Since my every waking moment will involve packing and unpacking boxes for the next few days my posting might be a bit sparse but when its all over I will let you know how it all went.