Like many other people in Charlottesville, and across the country for college and graduate students, most of my time these past few weeks has been devoted to packing up my room and then actually moving to a new apartment.
I was so excited to move until I started packing up my room. And in the days that followed, I realized more and more things about the moving process that I must have forgotten between helping my mom move earlier this summer and now.
1. Cardboard boxes are a pain.
They’re either too small and you have to use a ton of them or they are too big and then start to collapse with weight.
2. Realizing that in two years you can really accumulate way too much stuff.
3. Also having some difficulties throwing things away or donating them because I'm sentimental.
5. The amount of stress that comes with the fact that half of the apartment doesn’t have electricity.
6. There is no internet access because Comcast hasn’t sent the router or setup box yet and there’s no electricity.
7. Because there is no internet, you have to struggle to find wi-fi close enough.
8. Even though there was a method to my packing, it still seems impossible to know where everything is.
10. The number of bruises accumulated during moving week is unreal.
12. Knowing that there are Command Strips somewhere, in some box, but not having the energy to find them.
13. Just moving furniture can be a pain.
14. Having family and friends helping you move reminds you that they are actually angels because nothing would have moved if they hadn't helped.
15. Staircases that are too narrow to easily move couches up them are the Devil’s gift.
And do you remember that one scene from "Friends"? Well, it happens to all of us.