Wednesday, 13 June 2007


....Or rather "Pack Man"......And that's me at the moment.

After a flurry of e-mails with my solicitor yesterday, it seems I'm likely to exchange contracts on the flat in the midle of next week, then be able to complete and move away by the end of the month.

Despite the ever present risk of delay, I've made a start on the packing, to try and get a bit ahead of the game.

I knew I had a few books, but I wasn't expecting to end up with a scale model of the Great Wall of China in my lounge - almost 40 boxes of them.... And that's after I had a sort out.

I ought to learn to be less materialistic I suppose, but I can't see it happening. I like aquiring new "stuff" far too much.

I've also been giving things away on Freecycle, which is a very effective way of locally re-cyling your unwanted goods; or to put it another way, dumping them on someone else to avoid having to move house with them. There is a scheme for almost every town in the UK and US, where items of genuine use or interest to other people will get snapped up in no time. You can either get or give, anything from a set of steak knives, or an unwanted telly, to a fitted kitchen; on the proviso that no money changes hands..... And the recipients have to come and collect, saving you the hassle of going to the dump/charity shop/e-bay post office.

Various bits of old camera equipment and other items have been gratefully snapped up this week, and so far I've been able to resist re-stocking with anybody else's offerings myself.


Allotment Lady said...

Brilliant news at last - looking forward to seeing your new home.

I have used freecycle and it is a very good method to give or received things.

It has only been books in my case that I have collected - but I have given eggs and jam in return. I can't quite get my head around not 'repaying' in some way.

She Who Digs said...

Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly for you! SWD