it’s always like this

January 2, 2009

old is new

Filed under: perfect strangers — notsojenny @ 11:23 am

all of this packing is making me very tired.  i started packing just under a week ago and it’s one of those things that you dread when you think about doing it, then you start it and think “oh, it’s not so bad”, then you get 2 days into it and realize it’s actually worse than you remember.

so far i’ve spent 3 half-days packing and we’ve resigned ourselves to packing over the entire course of this weekend too.  by the time we go to bed on sunday night i need to be living strictly out of a suitcase.  it doesn’t sound ideal but it’s the only way to do it.  i did take off of work the day before moving day though, just in case i need to wrap up any loose ends.  i already know i’ll need to do little things like take down curtains and curtain rods but i really hope that’s all. 

the best part of packing so far has been rediscovering all those things that have been shoved to the back of the closet, rear of the shelf, under the bed, you get the point.  it’s amazing the rediscovery of things and how it reminds you of so many parts of your past that you’d forgotten about.  i’ve found alot of purses i’d completely forgotten about.  not much clothes that i wasn’t aware of though, i go through that stuff fairly often and not much disappears. i’ve been going through stacks of magazines and i simply refuse to pack them.  i love having my collections but they’re just so damn heavy!  i’m not moving them to the new place so i’ve been going through each and every one and pulling out pictures of makeup looks i like (for my wedding look) and also pulling pictures of home interiors (for future ideas).  i used to have massive subscriptions to about 4 architecture/interior design magazines because  i’d gone through a phase where i wanted to be a building architect and another phase where i was going to be an interior designer.  the preface, and later spinoff, to this was my wanting to move to Indonesia to work in the textiles industry.  i’d looked for jobs for months but never pulled the trigger.  who knows what my life would be right now if i had.

when i was packing up my bathroom i found a few things that i’d completely forgotten about and had saved for reasons all my own.  mostly things that you could no longer get but i couldn’t bare to give up.  here are some of them…


that for those days product was a total joke.  it’s basically bleach not some miracle product that gets “feminine stains” out.  the tommy girlis pretty much full but i haven’t used it since HS probably… i just love the scent of this perfume though.  but i moved from this to clinique happy, to DKNY city, to DKNY be delicious which is where i am today : )  the dryel may have an ounce in it and i have no clue how old it is.  i always saved this product because i thought it was a miracle product… it DOES get just about everything out.  the dry clean only had about 2 squirts of product left in it but i just LOVE this product so much i guess i could never throw it out.   maybe i was saving those squirts for a special event… i dunno.

i also realized that my toothbrush holder probably has to go.  it’s very sad because i’ve had it for about 10 years and it feels like part of my life.  but it’s started to get really grimy anyway and now i get to put my toothbrush into a holder for two : )


sadly it was time for all of these things to go.  i took my last whiffs and tossed them into the garbage.  i didn’t shed a tear but i came close… i’m a packrat, it’s hard for me to throw things out.  lucky for me after i took this picture, without ever saying a word about it, i showed up at my future husband’s place and he had a gift for me.  the man ordered me some dry clean onlyoff the internet!  i LOVE this man!!  i am such a lucky lucky gir, it’s like he reads my mind!



~ today i learned… Alexander the Great was an epileptic ~



  1. I feel for ya – I hate hate hate packing. I always end up throwing a ton of stuff out because I just get so tired of packing.

    Comment by Megkathleen — January 2, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  2. keep the toothbrush holder, he’s adorable!

    maybe your babies will want to use him someday :)

    Comment by Lexi — January 2, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

  3. I love the toothbrush holder! We went through a mini (okay, major) purge of the bathroom the other day and it made me feel less like we live in a pharmacy supply warehouse. And less like I NEED the sunburn relief items upstairs when it’s -40 C out.

    Hope you can unpack soon!

    Comment by Kyla Bea — January 3, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

  4. i’m also in the middle of packing and about to move to a new apartment- i agree with you on all fronts.

    i’m finding so much that i forgot i had!
    i thought i liked packing until day two.
    i’m going throught magazines for cut outs rather than cart them all to the new place.
    my suitcase is being packed today…ahhhh…

    god speed to you in your moving adventures. :)

    Comment by Heather — January 3, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  5. Ugh, packing is the worst!

    But, think about how happy you’ll be in your new place with your (almost) husband! So worth the packing :)

    Comment by Jackie — January 4, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

  6. that is the most awesome toothbrush holder EVER!!! i’ll take it!

    i am a total packrat too, but it feels good when you get to a point that you know its time to toss all things away and give in to a new (and awesome!) transition.

    Comment by dmb5_libra — January 5, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

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