Packing, a chore most people I know despise, but for some crazy reason I take a bit too much pleasure in finding new ways to cram as many things as possible into a tiny space. To say that I find it fun to pack the little things would be a bit of an understatement. The pure joy I get out of finding unique places to put things together, that you wouldn’t normally see combined, might even be considered a bit ridiculous. All in the name of not wanting to waste space.
Due to the high cost of traveling via ferry it’s become even more important for us to utilize our space as best we can. Like most people who move we are downsizing and getting rid of as many things as possible but lets face it, we’re still going to bring stuff and stuff takes up room. Or does it?
After an entire month of restless sleep, packing and repacking in my mind, stressing about how seemingly impossible it was going to be to get everything I wanted into the truck, I finally got to give it a go. Here’s what I learned.
Every tiny bit of space matters. Filling negative space with small things eliminates the need for some boxes. Boxes, after all, are containers you will most likely not use again therefore why waste the space to bring them if you can use something other than a box to pack things in.
Pack with a purpose. How often do we pack clothes in one box and then use newspaper or bubble wrap to wrap our breakables? By using all the craft and sewing supplies I wanted to bring on the first load, I was able to make an entire green garbage bag of stuff disappear into the negative space of glassware and other delicates while protecting them in the meantime.
As the move progresses I’m finding myself less and less stressed, and more and more excited. Packing has proved to be very therapeutic. Lets just hope the unpacking is just as enjoyable.
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Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.