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.

6 responses to “Pre-Move”

  1. roxanne says:

    Good luck on the move!

  2. JaG says:


  3. Rose says:

    Moving is no fun and I see that in my future too. If you have too many DVD’s ship a box to Canada. LOL

  4. marycub says:

    As sad as it is i love moving house. I’m moving down south in July and i can’t wait. Although that might be because I’m moving away from coventry.

    As for cardboard boxes my dad has enough to pack the whole world in. Mainly because we moved 6 times in 7 years while we lived in The Hague.

  5. sharlet says:

    Hope all goes well. :)

    Btw, have you ever thought of doing a comic book series based on your illustrations? You could call it “The Adventures of the Ginger-Haired Boy” or something, and they would be based around your life. Hehe! Just a thought. I like your cartoony depictions!

  6. Invader Stu says:

    Thanks everyone for the wishes of good luck. I just three hours the moving van arrives and I’ll be of to my new address. I’ll post a full update in during the week.

    The cartoons came from me originally trying to do my own comic set around the events of my college life. I’ll show some of them later :)

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