Saturday, August 13, 2011

Maybe we're really going to do it this time

We've set dates for the move back north several times since first landing in Atlanta in 2007, but this is the first time I've started selling the furniture as that date grew closer. I'm advertising on an electronic bulletin board at work -- I was a little skeptical about how effective that method would be, but I think it's going to depend on the specific item. I tried selling a china cabinet that way a couple years ago and had no luck, but this time around a small chest of drawers had potential buyers in less than 2 hours. I had to scramble after work to get the thing emptied before the buyers came over to pick it up.

I'm going to try advertising the china cabinet again. It's not really my style, but, like most of our furniture, it was a yard sale find that I figured would serve its purpose until I found the mid-century modern cabinet of my dreams. If it doesn't sell this time around, it's going to Goodwill, along with a number of other items that we won't have a use for at the retirement bunker. Moving is always a giant pain in the ass, so the less that we actually have to schlep on to the U-Haul, the better.


  1. Moving is a giant pain, took me about ten trips to move here from Montana.

    But getting out of Atlanta can only be a good thing.

  2. You can get a straw hat and go fishing up on the tundra and let the world slide by, look for a good used four cycle motor for da boat.

    Or a small boat and an electric motor.

  3. May it all goes as planned or even better. As soon as I can find a job in Chicago, we're heading home.

  4. We downsized in our last move and it was still a pain - moving is one of the most idfficlt things to do, isn't it?

    Hadn't checked out the countdown clock in a while - it is really getting close - wow.

  5. When we left Kentucky we turned our furniture over to an auction - the day it was auctioned it was raining and we got practically nothing for it.
    the Ol'Buzzard


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