Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Prepping for the Big Move

Posted by: Rick

The past two weekends have been hectic. We are preparing for the "big move". There is so much to do. But, as of today, I think we are in pretty good shape.

We've been going from room to room, sorting items into four categories:

1. Stuff to move to Colorado: this is really two groups. Those items we will put in "long term" storage, perhaps wanting access to at any time in the future. And, things that we are having moved to storage in Laramie, WY, but will want to haul to the cabin right away.

2. Stuff that goes with us. We'll be taking some things with us in the trucks. The dogs and cat, of course, along with their supplies. A few house plants. Important paperwork/files. Clothes. Liquor. A propane tank (that I will empty as much as possible by grilling meals until we leave).

3. There are a few things we've promised the house buyers. So, we want to be sure we don't move or sell that.

4. Items for the estate sale -- which is most of the stuff we have. We really are trying to downsize, but it is hard. There are so many items that have sentimental value, or that we "might need" in the future...(Sentimentality takes up a lot of space!)

I guess there is another category, too. The stuff that we are discarding. But, we really are trying to minimize what will end up in a landfill.

This weekend we did a lot of sorting. Putting stuff in the appropriate places. We've set aside a closet for the items going with us. And, we've rehearsed what we'll tell the movers, who come one week from tomorrow (Monday....not sure when this will get posted). I decommissioned our weather station, today. Found items that we planned to move, then decided to sell, then decided not to sell...

Pretty hectic, but also pretty exciting.

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