Moving Is Just Not Fun

Moving Is Just Not Fun

It really sucks
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If there is anything that I will remember the most about my twenties, is how much I moved. I am originally from Queens, New York and I go to University in New Jersey. So, every August, I pack up my stuff to bring back to school for me. In May, I have to move back home. So, doing this for five and a half years is no big deal. However, this semester, I have also had to go back home to help my mom move houses. Let me tell you: It sucks! Here are the reasons why:

  1. Books
    Between me and my mom, we have A LOT of books. My mom passed down her love of reading to me, so naturally, I have a lot of books that I am not willing to part with… Except with the Twilight and Fifty Shades series. If anyone wants them, I’ll give it away. When moving, my mom and I realized that most of our card-box boxes with books. No, I will NOT decrease the amount of books I own. I’m just a proud bookworm.
  2. Clothing

    Luckily, our clothing situation was not so bad because we don’t buy clothes every season. Although, my mother has sooooo many scarves and suits. She has not worn them in over ten years...and yet she hordes them in suitcases. Why? I do not know. My mom is odd. That said, we were definitely able to make keep, throwaway, and donate piles with ease. The reason why this part sucks is because of the fact you’ll have to do laundry before packing and then fold them and sort them in different piles.
  3. Kitchenware

    I come from an Indian family and Indian kitchens have a lot of spices that should be stored properly, sorted and see what else needs to be stocked up on. There are dishes, forks, knives, Tupperware and etc. Then, you need to toss the food that is expired or unnecessary to take to the new place. You’re just better off going to the grocery store after moving to set up your new kitchen.
  4. The Little Knickknacks

    The one thought that ran through my mind throughout the whole process, “How did we even get half of all of this stuff?!” This is definitely where you will have to decide whether or not you even want some of the knick knacks.
  5. Packing

    It just sucks.
  6. Going up and down the stairs

    In my old house, I lived on the second floor. In the second house, we were moving to the third floor. We don’t have an elevator to in the apartment so carrying all the heavy boxes is just not fun. Then again, my brother did send two of his friends to help my mom and me out.

  7. Unpacking

    This also sucks.
  8. Setting up the House

    This deserves its own category because every new place has its own charm and personality. It’s definitely a brand new chance to reinvent yourself. It just sucks because you have to organize all the boxes in what rooms they will go and then when you decide to paint your walls, that’s a whole new mess and a lot more time and energy.It is all definite pain in the rear.

With all that said, moving places is also a good way of cleansing your energy and it is nice to meet new people in your new neighborhoods. Also… my teaching license is from New Jersey so I am pretty sure that I will have to move… again… Great.

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18 things all college kids think during their first week home of summer break

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1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"

*Snoring*

"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:

Mom: "HOW DARE YOU LEAVE THIS HOUSE WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION! YOU LIVE UNDER OUR ROOF AND WILL ABIDE BY OUR RULES."

*Asks*:

Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?

Probably.

*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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10 Signs You're A Real Adult Now

It's fine, everything's fine.
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As my college graduation quickly approaches, I've been looking back on all of the ways my life has changed in the last several years. College helps you grow up, but the later years of college are when you really realize that you're maturing.

This can be scary, funny, and a wonderful growing experience. Mostly, you realize that you've picked up on habits that real adults have. Here are ten signs that you might be turning into a real adult.

1. You enjoy watching documentaries.

Your days of watching Friends and The Office aren't over, but when your friends start talking about the new documentary series on Netflix, you'll be more than excited to add it to your list of things to watch.

2. You tell yourself there's food at home instead of eating out.

The conversation that your parents had with you when you were younger is now a daily battle that you have with yourself.

3. The idea of leaving the house after 10 pm can be draining.

Most parties don't start until 11 p.m. at the earliest, and bars are essentially empty before that time too. It's fun when you get there, but after a full day of classes or work, sometimes you just want to stay in bed.

4. You need a lot of notice when making plans.

It's hard enough to leave the house when you have plenty of notice, but I definitely won't be going out if I only have a 20 minute warning.

5. You need coffee to function.

I drank coffee during high school, and even the first few years of college simply because I liked the taste. Once I got to senior year, it became a daily necessity, and I have a hard time getting through the day without it.

6. Trivia Night is your favorite night.

If you find a bar or restaurant that has a weekly trivia night, you and your friends will become regulars. Believe me, it's more fun than you think.

7. Your paycheck is gone in a matter of minutes.

Most of it goes to groceries, gas, and bills. If you're lucky, you'll have a little bit left for activities with friends.

8. Target is your favorite place to be!

They have everything, guys.

9. You actually have to go to the gym now.

The days of fast metabolisms and daily recreational sports are over for most of us at this point. That's okay though, because once you start going to the gym consistently, you begin to enjoy it, and sometimes even crave it on days that you can't go.

10. You have no more f*cks to give.

Want to eat a whole cake for dinner? Do it. Want to take a four hour nap? Go for it. No one will stop you. As you can afford to do it, and even if you can't, it will feel great.

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