Mudcat Café message #3916372 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3916372
Posted By: wysiwyg
10-Apr-18 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
PA PACKATHON, GALLERY EDITION

It turns out at this stage that I can't even think how to pack things until I actually see where they should go. This AM it was 5hrs sleep last might, then being insistently woken up 'seeing' our framed icons by the laundry in Ohio! Then it became seeing my flying duck up on top of our PA china cabinet, flying over to an Ohio LR corner shelf (it's now packed in a tall Rubbermaid bucket box!), and Hardi's barometer (since I'd already seen its spot a few days ago). And sconces. And saucer hangers plus barrel stave with duck.

All were carried out to the porch's box stack as packed, except the barometer and a patina'd rooster to go into large box of other framed items I'll pack later. Needed brekky so stopped. Now need water and laundry break!

Later, I made one trip upstrs to assess linens, gather art to pack, put risers into dresser, and carry down a load of linens/rags. Another trip soon for two more (small) icons, to pack together with large icon brought down. Ouchies-- backwards on steps not fun anymore.

... Second trip upstrs done and small/med icons packed-- one icon to go. In fact I thought I was done w frames til I sat to rest from a messy job that went way too long, and saw two I'd missed. Aaaaarrgghhh!!! Hope the last good box fits!

For framed items, that leaves my large oval mirror, which I may just wrap into a furniture pad, day-of. There are several art pieces I'll leave in place til The Big Move, and a wall full of family fotos also going last. All the packing materials from this load's frames will come back to the attic for that last round.   

~S~