Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Moving day

moving day

Many of us consider moving days stressful. Moves scared me so much I bought a book on getting organized…but then I lost it.

But here’s what I remember about changing locations. First, throw away stuff you don’t need, like old gum wrappers, telephone books before 1999 and dead bugs. Keep important things like the TV, the DVD player and that autographed photo from the mud-wrestling championships.

Next, sort your papers. For instance, school papers go in one pile. Bills and un-returned phone messages go in a different stack. So does toilet paper, unless that’s where you write phone messages.

Look under couches, chairs, beds and cabinets for small items like earrings, necklaces, and watches. I found cuff links at one apartment and wore them proudly until someone told me they were actually paper clips.

Have you inspected your new apartment? Before you move in, check the carpet for signs of dirt. It’s a bad sign if you have to check the dirt for signs of carpet.

Finally, remember this saying: “It’s good to have friends. But it’s better to have friends who can help you move.”

Rix Quinn is a former magazine publisher who works as an independent biographer and broadcaster.

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