Mudcat Café message #3999002 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3999002
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Jul-19 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Charmion, I put these here 17 years ago, and I am aware of the passage of time! The thing you learn about moving stuff by yourself or with just one other small person is that just about everything moves easier if you slide it on cardboard and if you take all of the shelves or drawers or removable parts off first, it's easier to move. In this instance, the two shelves are turned then tipped to rest length-wise on their sides, then slid out of the room. Before I slide these cases out of the room I'll put down a long layer of cardboard into the destination room. Once the place is looking good I'll probably have someone come help me arrange and put the heaviest pieces back.

It has been interesting getting an up-close look at the collection again. I'll be working on it after all of this construction finishes so I'll put things back in a way I can see what is there and stage the work.

Thank goodness for the village recycle bins. I've been down several times to retrieve large boxes to use for all of this, and I'll be by again today (they should have been emptied yesterday, so anything in there now is visible and probably reachable.) I've tossed in lots of old volumes of magazines I saved but never looked at again.

Did I mention in this thread that I've started reading an interesting new book by Daniel Amen, MD? I don't usually pay much attention to the lectures during the PBS pledge drives, but I got sucked in by this one, and think the promise of offering relaxation exercises was timely. All my life I've just dropped off to sleep when my head hits the pillow, but with some of these construction concerns my mind races. His deep breathing exercises and biofeedback tricks really do help. He also offers some matter-of-fact brain health reasons for getting off of sugar and alcohol and eating healthier. It suits my current goals.

Plastic over doorways begins this morning.