The house is pretty much empty. All our worldly goods have been hauled off by the movers to be stored for a year. It’s a strange feeling, I gotta admit.
What’s left in the house is going to the apartment, the movers will take the big pieces like console tables, two wing back chairs, end tables, the ottoman and a few heavy boxes.
The apartment we chose is probably the farthest from the garage door and equally far from the elevator. It’s a hoof. Good for accumulating steps on the Apple Watch, not as good for lugging bags of groceries. Enter the reason for buying a wagon. The wagon folds up like a baby stroller so it can stay in the car easily.
The movers said we’d save money if we brought the lamps and TVs, things they’d have to wrap up like mummies but would be easy for us to put in the car and wagon in.
We’ll bring clothes as we need and will bring food/pantry items ourselves. Again, the wagon will make a huge difference.
Because the apartment is small, we had to downsize to a Queen Size bed, which meant buying a new mattress and bed frame, new sheets, a new blanket, a new duvet.
The apartment bathroom requires a shower curtain so that was something else to add to the shopping list. Got a new fangled Hookless brand curtain. It’s one of those clever inventions where you think Gee, why didn’t I think of that!?
Non adhesive Shelf Liner. ✅
A new trash can. SimpleHuman with the foot pedal. ✅ Thank you Amazon and Walmart Prime Days. I let my fingers do the walking.
Then there’s the infrastructure of moving. Getting a second ConEdison account but making sure they understand it’s in addition to, not instead of, the current house service. 😬
Verizon says I can’t move my home phone so I’m still trying to figure out how to handle my landline. I don’t want to pay for a second landline at the apartment. I can forward my landline into my cell phone but I’m old and like talking on my landline. I’m not willing to give it up. Good news, I can move all my Cablevision service. Easy.
We’re running on empty emotionally, alternating between thinking the renovation idea is the best idea we’ve had to thinking it’s the stupidest decision we’ve ever made. My brain is fried juggling who is where when and who I remembered to call and what’s left to buy. I hope once we’re actually in the apartment full time, things will settle down and I don’t wake up panicked.