packing and unpacking

Excitement, worry and procrastination

If you could see my train of thought - terrible idea, my head is no doubt messier than my current house, but anyway - if you could, it would flip randomly from 
Oh my goodness can't wait, so exciting
how am I going to get all this stuff there!...
Its so perfect, Its amazing! we are so lucky!
will never be ready! have I packed the *insert random item  yet? where did I put...

And, incase you are wondering what you do when faced with quite a bit of pressure and an awful lot to achieve....

I create art. digitally.

Nothing like a head in the sand approach to the last few days of packing a house, right? 


{'painting' from a photo, created with a lot of work with PS filters, faffing with Nik filters, and some designer digitals details}


Haven't really got my head in the sand, its just that weird stage of 95% is already packed and its too soon to pack the rest/defrost the fridge/etc. From busy days where we are rushing about, packing, getting fetching, tidying and arranging things my mind doesn't really fancy just stopping and going to sleep, so I get to do soothing arty things on my beloved iMac in order to calm down. 


how do you pack...?

Help! how do you pack the last things? This will be my 14th house move. I know, you'd think by now I could pack up house in my sleep, right? To be fair I can pretty much. I know how to pack, what to pack - and how to unpack to reduce bedlam at the other end. What I am rubbish at is the packing of essentials. If I pack the kitchen up, I leave out 'just these few things' incase I need them. Only... how likely am I to need all my baking stuff in the week before we move? I don't have time to sit down never mind bake! Yet, ever the optimist, I leave out cake tins and scales, just  incase... I should also confess I left out my paints 'just incase' I had time to create something new. hahaha.....
I do not unplug my computer until the hours before we leave, and I have no idea how to begin packing the larder incase I need those ingredients for cooking something.... 

The husband is even worse, he refuses to acknowledge the move and the need to pack until oh, about 36 hours beforehand. So his man cave of musical instruments and business computer is untouched by boxes or packing tape.  I can't even look in there without breaking out into a cold sweat.

Make a box of essentials, they say, to take with you. Okay, but just the one box? I have essentials - kitchen, essentials - household, essentials - pet, and essentials -bathroom.  I essentially have a problem narrowing it all down. Maybe I need to stop thinking leave this out just incase, and start thinking pack it IN a case!!  T-minus 6 days. Excited. slightly panicky.