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Transience

So. My shipping date is now scheduled. By this coming Wednesday, all my belongings which need shipping to the UK must be packed up, inventoried, and ready to go.

The bad is that this means short-term panic and flurry. (I need to buy boxes! And bubble wrap!) The good is that it means my final week here can be largely devoted to academic work - and, of course, spending time with friends.

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kashmera
Jun. 16th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Doesn't the shipping company provide those things? My last experience was that they did the packing for you for insurance purposes.
owlfish
Jun. 16th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
They're packing the 2 pieces of furniture. They didn't say anything about packing for me otherwise, though. In fact, their first question was if I was dropping off my boxes at their warehouse. On the other hand, one of the other companies I contacted said their insurance was for loss only, not damage, so that might be true with this one too. I should find out.
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lazyknight
Jun. 16th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmmm.... I've never had enough space or spare bubble wrap to do that. I think that needs to be added to my list of Things I Must Do(tm)
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aquitaineq
Jun. 16th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
the worst part is when you pack and wonder "why oh why do i have sooo much stuff!"
of_remedye
Jun. 16th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
the lcbo is also good for boxes, in my experience ;) ...
owlfish
Jun. 16th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
I have used them extensively for past moves! I'm actually swimming in boxes at the moment - but most of them aren't sturdy enough for shipping needs.
lazyknight
Jun. 16th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Remember, as it gets closer and closer to needing to have every last plate, vase and other breakables safely packed away before the nice men come to ship it to Abu Dahbi, the following mantra may help: "Argh! Wrap! Argh! Wrap!"

The more stressed you feel, the louder and faster you need to repeat it to yourself...
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