What to do when moving - or how we moved

As some have already noticed on social networks, we have moved a little. A little bit :) Our location literally changed to 15 kilometers. I was not going to write about it, but once asked, I will tell.

We moved to my mom in Orekhovo-Borisovo. And this temporary move. More precisely, we moved for about a year, but specifically here, I hope, we will not stay for long. Maybe a couple of weeks, maybe a month. I didn’t want to plan anything more, planned too much and often, and nothing came of it. Now we try to be ready for any eventuality.

The content of the article

Why did we leave?

A reasonable question, but I can not answer itstraight. Since we are inclined to commit various incomprehensible actions, then we have distinguished ourselves. The main idea is to get out of the comfort zone, leave the familiar place, and, being directly before the choice, make a decision. You can call it forcing events. We have long wanted to move from a Moscow apartment to a more eco-friendly and peaceful place, even for a while. But always, there are reasons why it should be postponed for some more time. Now there is no reason, but there is a need to look for a place under the sun.

Of course, from the point of view of people who love order andlife according to plan, our actions are complete nonsense. We had to think over everything, go deliberately, and other blah blah. Does not work! Sometimes you have to do it first and then think again. In fairness, I will say that Daria has nothing to do with it, this is my idea. Everything does not stay in place for me, the soul asks for changes. Tired of waiting for things to turn out. And the only thing that kept us here is the doctors and classes. But neurologists sent us to geneticists, and geneticists said, they say, come sometime later, we do not know anything. Classes and massages can be done not only in Moscow.

In general, I can not say where we are next,try not to guess anything. So to speak, waiting for the right moment. Maybe we’ll go on a “tour” to rehabilitation centers. But now we still have to redo a lot of paperwork, run on instances, arrange things on the parent balcony and in the garage, sell / give / buy something.

The first stage of the relocation - took them away with the most necessary junk

The first stage of the move - took away his most needed junk, fit in the trunk of the car

Thoughts after the move

Regular readers know that I occasionally write about consumer society and how I like minimalism. But something during our move, I realized that before minimalism still, as before the moon. In principle, things are not so much happened, about one gazelle, without taking into account the furniture, the refrigerator, the stove and the dishes that we left in the apartment. Surely, with classic moves, it turns out more. But if I ask what is in the boxes, then I will give half of God, because some of them do not understand what, some small things that were distributed evenly throughout the dwelling.

Start fees, the most difficult moment

Start fees, the most difficult moment

My clothes take up the entire container

My clothes take up the entire container

Everywhere I was soothed by such little notes :)

Everywhere I was reassured by such little notes. :)

One shoe only a bunch of boxes

One shoe only a bunch of boxes

The result of two days of work

The result of two days of work

Daria came to check if I was right about the number of things I was supposed to

Daria came to check if I was right about the number of things I was supposed to

Some of my conclusions on what to do when moving to and before him:

  • From 1/4 things can be calm and imperceptibleget rid of. Really, remove the fourth and not even notice. These are some hypothetically necessary things that will be useful once there in the bright future. A vivid example is medicines that still have a normal shelf life, but you do not even remember the names, and most likely, if they are suddenly needed, you will not remember and buy a new one.
  • From another 1/4 you can get rid of soberly weighing all theand against, noting what is used very, very rarely, and in fact there is no need for this (it is difficult to admit to yourself). No one has ever happened that you use a thing just because it is available so that it does not lie? The first thing that comes to mind is a pair of shoes with a narrow range of use: for certain weather, temperature, format of an outing, that is, such days a couple a year, and any more versatile footwear covers them.
  • Children's toys are truly a devourerspace! I thought that we had almost none, but it turned out to be two large containers and one small one. In fact, such a number is not necessary, children quickly lose interest and grow up; And do not forget about the rotation, so that not all toys are available, play a week, remove these and get the old ones.
  • Hiking gear at least otkhapyvaet place: 6 sleeping bags, 2 tents, 3 hiking backpacks, 5 urban, 3 regular skins, 2 self-inflating. A group can be put on a hike and leased equipment to it. All things are good and necessary, but the volume can be reduced by half exactly.
  • When plans for life are vague, and you do not know where and how you will live, it is hard to decide which things are needed and which are not. And we have something lately solid fogs :)
  • During the move you get access to all things.from all cabinets, and you immediately understand that it is quite difficult to embrace the entire volume of things with your memory, you simply won’t remember, which means you will always buy new things that duplicate existing ones. He wrote about this in the first paragraph, but worthy of special mention.
  • Rent a gazelle for transportation muchcheaper without a driver. We took the whole process of moving more than noon, and we did not steamed, did everything in our quiet rhythm. True, in this case, you need to be able to drive such cars. Hyundai Porter (not a gazelle took) cost only 2000 rubles per day, and 500 rubles for gasoline.
  • Finally, I came up with a convenient option, liketo store things so that it would be easier to find them later. It is very important for those who will still keep them for some time, not just move. It is possible to number the boxes with a marker, and then in some Excel list of contents opposite each number. Unfortunately, I first got together, and then I came up with this, so my lists are written directly on the boxes, which is not very convenient.

During the move, the courier brought my printedA4 photos. It turned out quite nicely, I was going to do it for half a year, and all hands did not reach, because it is very difficult to choose from several tens of thousands. Still, to my regret, I noticed that out of this seemingly large number there is nothing special to print.

Printed photos

Printed photos

Initially, I was going to hang them undernear the elevator, but I conferred with a friend that helped me to move (thanks, Lech, great for you!) that if there is an opportunity, you need to hang where more people go, so they will go straight to the children's library.

To be continued…

Naturally, this is only the beginning of the move, so, I hope, in a month another I will write where we left.

Our temporary haven

Our temporary haven

P.S. Someone told me there about the Swedish wall, that it was more convenient, so Early Start rules! They took and transported, no holes in the wall and installation, going, disassembled in 5 minutes :)

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