Starting the move

Things I discovered during the pack small stuff, put in car, drive, get out of car, unpack, repeat routine today:

  • I have too many video tapes.
  • I had too many video tapes last time I moved (kinda), three years ago. This has not been resolved.
  • Actually I have too much of just about everything.
  • And I don’t have enough boxes.
  • Caulfield Dan Murphy’s aren’t as free and easy with their boxes as Brighton Dan Murphy’s.
  • I don’t really need these twelve year old uni notes that I’ve never glanced at..
  • I don’t think anybody would buy them on eBay
  • I’m chucking them out, though some of the margin notes are moderately amusing in an undergraduate kind of way.
  • I don’t really need these old text books about subjects I haven’t worked with, and am unlikely to ever work with.
  • I don’t really need these software boxes.
  • Nor do I need these ten year old camcorder magazines
  • Cool, I found a yoyo!
  • I have too many CDs, too. I can’t keep them all as coasters.
  • My car must look really stupid driving along with all that stuff packed in the boot. If driving with the headlights on, I’d be in danger of blinding people.
  • It’s not too hard to back the car into my new driveway.
  • Even after moving many box loads of stuff, there’s still a shitload to go.
  • Maybe it’s a good idea to move every few years so you don’t accumulate as much crap as I’ve managed to accumulate.
  • I have too much stuff.
  • Yeah… now I remember how much I hate moving.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.