Finally, the time has come to start packing. Three days to pack up our beloved belongings and get them moved to the storage unit. People wonder if Alan and I can live in Salt for more than three months -- I say, if we can make it through the next three days, Salt will be a breeze!
After learning about "Storage Wars" from my parents (related as a fun t.v. show to watch) and again from the clerk at Public Storage Lake Forest (related as a warning), I have taken to creative naming for my boxes. I want people to be intrigued if they have to see my boxes before I do. A couple favorites: "Puff, Guest Hand, Misc. Blankets" which holds my favorite down-quilted comforter and my guest hand towels; and "Caffeine" which holds the coffee maker, espresso machine, coffee grinder and the all important steamer.
Upon returning in a year (or two) will I find these labels enjoyable or frustrating? Actually, my biggest fear is that I'll come back, open boxes and think, "I paid $200 a month to store THIS?"
PS: We've increased our leave date by one day - check out the calendar!