Friday, May 27, 2016

The Joys of Moving


It's insane how much rubbish you can accumulate in less than two years. Someone gives you something you don't really need or want, but you take it because hey you don't turn down a gift from a friend. You bring it home and you toss it on your desk or your dresser or on the counter or in the closet. After some time goes by, you have accumulated lots and lots of  .. ...I don't know how to spell the Irish word for knickknack (pronounced die-sheen, RUBY HELP ME OUT HERE), but yeah things from friends and family that you don't want or need, but now it's time to pack up your shite and move and you've got a ton of crap to get rid of.

Some of you have been with me long enough to remember my older hoarding habits. The fleas in the old apartment mostly cured the hoarding tendencies, but I've still amassed a couple small mountains of stuff I really don't want.

So far I have managed to box up about 50% of the stuff on my desk (and like 50% got thrown out). I have until next Friday to pack up the rest of my belongings.

Now that my living space has filled with boxes, the Simple Cat's level of Concern is at its peak.



Harleyquinn, on the other hand, does not care in the slightest. Yesterday when one of the movers came to give me an estimate (a reasonable one, finally), HQ followed him around like some kind of supervisor. She does that with anyone who comes to the house--plumbers, the cable guy, Mumsy's cleaning lady. She's also the only cat I've ever met who goes running TO the door when strangers come over instead of running away to hide under a bed.

I've no other news........... have a good weekend y'all!!

26 comments:

  1. I can so relate. We did the same thing and moved stuff that needed to be regifted or tossed. Probably tossed. Much of that is gone now. We're trying very hard to downsize on the clutter. It's a battle.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  2. Joys...and moving. Should not inhabit the same sentence.

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  3. Joys...and moving. Should not inhabit the same sentence.

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  4. I think one of the only good things that comes from moving is that it forces us to throw out all the crap we don't need or use. If we didn't move, that stuff would just forever pile up.

    HQ must have been a dog in a past life. That is dog behavior. But hilarious in a cat.

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  5. I just spent a good half hour
    Trying to find the Irish word for knicknacks
    My mother is an Irish speaker
    But she didn't know
    So I checked a dictionary
    But still no joy
    It's driving me nuts now!
    Must
    Find
    Word

    Head = Wrecked xxx

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    1. I'm starting to wonder if my family just made it up. Even my mother and aunts don't know how to spell 'die-sheen'; I asked all of them. All agree on the pronunciation, but no can even guess at the spelling...

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  6. Glad we (narrowly) avoided that for another year. Scrappy gets anxious if we mount a picture on the wall, let alone something that really warrants it.

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  7. Time for a garage sale? I still have an unpacked box (well, several) from my last move. Think I can safely toss everything in there? (It's been almost two years.)

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  8. I think you have to practice the art of addition by subtraction.

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  9. I can definitely relate as I'm putting my house up for sale and my realtor told me I had waaay too much stuff. I've made a pretty good dent but I still have a lot of packing to do. Good luck with your move!

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  10. There are a couple closets in my house that I don't want to think about.

    With any luck, it will be my heirs that have to worry about the contents someday and not me.

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  11. "It's insane how much rubbish you can accumulate in less than two years" it's insane how much rubbish you can accumulate in less than two hours.

    aye. i think i'm still terrified of that post. i'm going to click on it anyway but i'm sure first i've laid eyes on it, i've had a mild heart attack. oh God, it's even worse than i remember (no offence to you, Mich.) i will sit in your room for a whole of 5 minutes (take this as a high compliment.)

    "Now that my living space has filled with boxes, the Simple Cat's level of Concern is at its peak." i am the Simple Cat.

    GOOD LUCK WITH THE MOVE!!




    -Sam Lupin

    PS. that Irish word would be the death of me. God, if i was in uni, i'd probably ask everyone i know. an old prof has a hulking English-Irish dictionary ffffff

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    1. ASK EVERYONE AT YOUR WEIRD IRISH NOT IRISH UNI

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  12. PS. https://cassidyslangscam.wordpress.com/tag/irish-origin-of-knick-knack/ <--did you have a look at this?

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    1. Maybe deasagáin is the word I was thinking of? Or a variant of it maybe. It's definitely pronounced die-sheen, but even mumsy doesn't know how to spell it. It's one of those words that I guess doesn't have a literal translation and was only ever used as slang.

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  13. Omg moving is so lame!! I did find all my X Files collectible figurines and dolls though!

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  14. I've moved so many times that I learned early not to accumulate stuff. I give away clothes and other useful items, throw out stuff, set stuff out at the curb in case someone wants it. I've learned not to be sentimental about things. If I care, it hurts too much when I can't keep what I want.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. Try moving to another country!

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  16. Moving is the worst... but it IS a good time to weed out all your crap. It's a simple yes/no process: "Do I really want to move this stuff to another place?"

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  17. I'm starting to fantasise that I am really quite good at throwing things away, and don't have any clutter. Then I look at photos of my place....
    Still I am happier in my fantasy world I suppose.
    OK, now I've written that, time to clear out the cupboard :)

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  18. I'm starting to fantasise that I am really quite good at throwing things away, and don't have any clutter. Then I look at photos of my place....
    Still I am happier in my fantasy world I suppose.
    OK, now I've written that, time to clear out the cupboard :)

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  19. Yes. A million times yes. I just moved in March to the city forty-five minutes over and I swear all I can think about every time is how much bs has amassed. I go on a goodwill donation frenzy. There's also this issue where I'm sentimental so I save notes and such and I'll find a little tin with all these little photos and ticket stubs etc saved and I think to myself, well, if that person or friend is no longer around then I don't need it, right? But it's harder for me to get rid of those. And clothes. You may need them! No, you won't, you haven't worn them in a year or more and so I part with them but it's a freaking circus in my brain lol. Good luck!

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  20. I moved in June/July of last year and the apartment is already full of junk. Even though I'd gone on a massive purge of items prior to moving and had really only brought the essentials with me.
    Ooh I remember the hoard :) - I think I still have some cinnamon scented pencils and a charm bracelet from one of your old hoards! :P Hope you're having a lovely long weekend and good luck with packing / moving! xx

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  21. Kadie sometimes goes to the door when strangers show up. She even greets me sometimes. It's pretty rare though. I think she does it in the hopes that a feeding is coming. I'm a huge hoarder. I couldn't begin to imagine the stress that moving out would cause me.

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  22. Congrats on moving! It's always exciting living in a new environment. Sounds like you've cleaned up the clutter and got organized. Working on the organizing myself.
    My cat thinks she's supervisor too. She's encountered many police officers who've...stopped..by...ANYWAYS she circles them. Along with any plumbers, etc...In smoke circles, she finds a seat and joins. When she's had enough she will go to her kitty condo and look at the outside world with high kitten dreams. Haha.

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  23. Aww poor Simple Cat! your illustrations always make me smile.

    I always try to keep my things as tidy and organized as possible (I've become quite fond of my shredder.) However, the downstairs is a filthy disaster. The girls leave their Shopkins on the floor of every room. D leaves her papers and boxes and purchases all over the place and she never seems to have the time to clean up even though she only works 3 days a week. I keep saying we'll do spring cleaning on a weekend but we've always got other plans.

    Hope you've found time to consolidate your "die-sheen" and discard an appropriate amount. Best of luck with the moving and packing, and Congrats on your new home!

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