Thursday, May 5, 2011

Packing...Is Hard!

I spent the better part of I guess it was Tuesday, going through my dresser and then yesterday going through my closet. Ended up with a trash bag and a half so far of clothes to donate. My dilemma? I still feel like I have too much. How? Why? Well...I filled up a duffel type bag and one fairly good sized piece of luggage and I still have to pack the clothes I left out to wear until then.

And I have barely any room to stick (shove) anything else into the bags. I had hoped to take a few skeins of my yarn with me. I boxed up all my ribbon that I had planned to make a handfasting cord with along with my smaller skeins to possibly ship ahead. I just can't do that with everything I can't fit or want, not at 10.95 per flat rate box.

I'm thinking I will have to unpack what I have, and re-evaluate it all and see if I can't narrow it down even more. Sad thing doesn't even seem like all that much but it takes up room fast! Or maybe, I'm just not packing it properly. I've seen where instead of folding things to place in your luggage you fold then roll into a log, supposedly you can fit more that way.

I would love to be able to get another piece of decent size luggage to use instead of the duffel bag type one I have. But I don't see that as an option at the moment, not when I have to be extremely careful with the money I have left.

And then I'm still trying to figure out when and how to tell the Ogre. He's been a stewing these last few days. I feel like there's a storm coming with him. I also kind of feel like he knows something, but if he does...he isn't letting on. I found out the other night from my young one that even though he knows I'm not happy, he thinks I will come around and everything will be just dandy. Um...hmmm...let's see it's been over 3 years now....and uh...what part of not happening doesn't he get? I know I can't leave it till the last minute, well I can but that would only cause more problems I think. But I'm don't know how well telling him a week or two in advance will go either. No matter how you look at it, there is no easy way to figure it out.


  1. Wishing you so much luck and many blessings on your move. It's a tough thing to stuff all you have into a few bags, but you'll be in a much better place where you are going.

  2. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and sending you lots of love, luck and blessings. As for the packing dilemma, I've found that rolling things helps me to fit more when I pack, especially if you roll stuff up tight. Also, piling small things like undies and tank tops and rolling them into one log saves quite a bit of space. It will be tough fitting what you want to bring from your past into those bags, but it will be worth it. Good luck!

  3. Thank you both. I looked up some packing methods since I had thought about the rolling one. And I actually did that for the smaller bag. It is giving me a little bit more room in that bag. I am gonna make sure too if I REALLY need what I've got packed so far. Seems like I'm doing okay on the weight too, so that's good.

    Yes Danni, you're so right about that. And I have to keep asking myself "Do I REALLY need to bring this? Do I REALLY need that?" Having only 30 days left to figuring it out is a little daunting in someways, and quite scary. But I will manage...I have to.