Wednesday, April 11, 2007

13 Things To Remember When Moving :Edition 5

Thirteen Things about Aline de Chevigny

1- Get Boxes. (This isn't as easy as it once was. Everyone crushed them immediately now and to ask them to save a few is blasfemy)
2- Change your address with the post office. (Have you seen how expensive it is now?)
3- Find a new apartment. ( LOL yeah it should be #1 but in a small town it's not so easy.)
4- Pack boxes. (Ever try to pack over 2000 books and not have the boxes get too heavy?)
5- Switch the Phone and internet to new address (When job hunting the most important 2 things are your phone and your internet service. LOL which means keeping the same number)
6- Change your address with the government. (Yes this is a priority)
7- Change addres with your publishers. (how else will I get all thatmoney I made in Royalties. )
8- Carefully pack the home office (Hehehe again not as easy as it sounds. I do all my own promo goodies.)
9- Find a few friends or a few hundred bucks to move the stuff to the new place. (Friends are cheaper but less easily found LOL)
10- Don't loose the box list. ( My mother packed mine the last time. Took me months to find half my important documents)
11- Store boxes in a safe dry area while waiting to be unpacked. (LOL during the snow melt/flooding season this is highly important)
12- Pick a day that isn't calling for a blizzard. (YOulaugh but the last 3 times I've moved we've had a sudden blizzard move in. Could see a foot in front of our faces)
13- Don't forget the wine or beer and pizza makes the helper that much more willing to lend a hand.

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Ingrid said...

i hate moving!!! the packing, the loading, the unloading and the unpacking, wowwwww, it would drive me crazy!!! if i were rich, i'd definitely hire a professional mover! way to go!!! great list this week!

Michelle Hasker said...

It'll all work out.
You have to pay to change your address at the post office?

Bianca D'Arc said...

I'm having box-finding problems myself. Trying to ship all my promo junk to RT ahead of time. Grrr.

And about my T13 for today - don't fret - I've got more of these planned. One especially for TV SF&F guys like RDA, Steve Bacic, Sorbo, etc... This first post is just a smattering, not my TOP 13 of all time or anything close! LOL

Raggedy said...

I hate moving!
Good luck with it.
It sure feels good once it is over.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Jennie Andrus/Piper Evyns said...

*hugs* my best tool for moving is ear phones so I don't have to hear my dad complain that I have too many boxes of books to move.

Aline de Chevigny said...

I much preffer unpacking to packing Ingrid.

Yeah Michelle, if I want them to forward my mail for a few months.

LOL Bianca the relief I have hearing that.

I couldn't agree more Raggedy.

LOL Jennie I'll have to remember that.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, Aline! I wish I could come help; I'm nutty enough that I LOVE to pack and unpack. Seriously!

We always get boxes from the liquor store; they're the perfect size (especially for books), but I doubt you have a liquor store near you. Then again, you might...

Hang in there and good luck! Thanks for visiting West of Mars; I hope you'll come back.

Aline de Chevigny said...

LOL Susan, thanks for the offer.


Elena Croft said...

I know it doesn't help but I've a gargeful of boxes broken down and not broken down. Sounds like you've got it all worked out to a fine science thought.

julia said...

Susan HG is right - liquor store boxes are the way to go. They can handle the weight, especially of books.