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Claire 04-27-2012 05:30 AM

Moving
 
I started to read a line from someone who was talking about moving often. I didn't even get to the end, and didn't see who it was, and it disappeared. I'm an expert in the field of moving often, so if anyone needs some help in this area, please feel free to ask. Been there, done that.

Margi Cintrano 04-27-2012 10:53 AM

Best of Luck In Your New Home
 
@ Claire,

Just wanted to let you know that I am wishing you the very best in your new home ...

I am 50% Italian and thus, quite supersticious --- do buy a new broom, a bag of sugar, a box of sweets, fresh flowers, a new box of salt and some Camphor or eucalyptus ... Open all windows and all closets & cabinets.

Take the camphor or eucalyptus leaves and boil it ... Pass the sauce pan around the house from back to front to eliminate all negative energies from the former tenants or owners.

Might sound a bit pagan, however, it does no harm ... The ancient cultures have always cleansed their homes with their specific rituals. :smile:

Best of luck.
Margi. Cintrano.

taxlady 04-27-2012 11:05 AM

It might sound a bit superstitious, but I bet it makes the house smell good. :smile:

roadfix 04-27-2012 12:34 PM

I hate moving. I moved often during my younger days, from apartment to apartment.

Addie 04-27-2012 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Margi Cintrano (Post 1132708)
@ Claire,

Just wanted to let you know that I am wishing you the very best in your new home ...

I am 50% Italian and thus, quite supersticious --- do buy a new broom, a bag of sugar, a box of sweets, fresh flowers, a new box of salt and some Camphor or eucalyptus ... Open all windows and all closets & cabinets.

Take the camphor or eucalyptus leaves and boil it ... Pass the sauce pan around the house from back to front to eliminate all negative energies from the former tenants or owners.

Might sound a bit pagan, however, it does no harm ... The ancient cultures have always cleansed their homes with their specific rituals. :smile:

Best of luck.
Margi. Cintrano.

Memories of my childhood. Having grown up in an Italian community, and plenty of triple deckers, there was always someone moving into a new apartment. Local stores did a booming business in brooms. I remember once when we were moving into a larger apartment due to an increase in family size, one of my new neighbors brought me a new broom. She told me the previous tenant was not a nice person. I believe she used the word "butana" along with some other descriptive words. I thanked her profusly and offered her a cup of tea. We became great friends. :smile:

LPBeier 04-27-2012 12:54 PM

Moving for me is a totally traumatic experience for me. First there are the physical aspects - I just can't do very much in the way of packing and cleaning, let alone actually moving things! Then my anxiety flares up big time because I have difficulty with chaos.

The last move we did five years ago we hired a friend to do all the packing and unpacking of the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and small things in the living areas. At both ends of the move I was often sent on errands to get food, boxes, paint supplies, etc. Friends and relatives were painting the new place, taking stuff to the dump from the old place, moving furniture, etc. I basically stayed away from both houses as much as I could over the two days it took. I was much happier for it - and so was everyone else :rolleyes:

Claire 04-27-2012 01:01 PM

Oh, Margi and Addie, wrong impression. I've lived here for longer than anywhere else in my life (ten years). It was the almost 50 years before that when I never lived anywhere for more than a few years. I think the biggest effect is that I don't get as attached to "stuff" as other people do. What you think might be an effect, is not ... my friendships made over the years are still close, even though it isn't unusual for us to go decades without seeing each other. For some reason people think I might not have close childhood friends, but mine are closer than most.

Addie 04-27-2012 02:54 PM

Margi, I would never trample on some one's beliefs or practices. We all have our own picaldiloes. Heavens knows, I grew up with a lot of them. :smile:

sparrowgrass 04-27-2012 03:14 PM

Claire, you sound like me. I have been here in Missouri, living on Sparrowgrass Hill, for almost 11 years--the longest I have ever lived anywhere in my life.

Most of those moves were by U-Haul, so I packed and unpacked, including a move across country (from Washington State to Alabama) with a 9 week old baby. I AM NEVER MOVING AGAIN. As a matter of fact, I would really like to be buried right up here in my own little piece of paradise. (Not too soon, please. I love living here.)

blissful 04-27-2012 04:02 PM

Let's see, 5 years, then 15 years, then a bunch of college moves, and now, 29 years in one place. I would most likely die before having to move again, so then I'd move to the crematorium and they must not plant me anywhere. NO MOVING!

When I went through the 'great fire' aka divorce, each time he took anything (and he took most everything) I would say to myself, okay, good it's gone I won't have to move it ever. There is always a bright side to these things.

3 years ago I helped a friend move. He's STILL trying to get rid of things stored in a barn. It was horrible with a capital H trying to move him. I'm more of a moving helper and not so much a mover myself.

If you do need to move, though, feel free to call, errr wait, I think we planned to fish that week/month/year.....


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