Moving--What Do I Bring!?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Vermillion, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Vermillion

    Vermillion Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,230
    I'm having a difficult time figuring out what to bring to my new apartment that I'll be living for 2-3 yrs. I figure I would extract TTU's knowledge on the subject if permissible. The apartment is unfurnished so I'll be buying some furniture when I get there. Here is my current list, please let me know if you see anything missing:

    Kitchenware
    Art & Literature goodies
    Clothes & shoes
    Tennis junk
    Pillows and blankey

    I can't for the life of me figure anything else to add into this list, but as they say, "Less is best." Please help~~~ :confused:
     
    #1
  2. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,792
    Location:
    shiran
    I think if you reckon you’ll be there 2 or 3 years, think of it as a permanent move. To that end, I suggest you make a list of everything you do own and strike off items you don’t need. I assume you will be renting a cargo van for the move? In any event, I would recommend that you check out IKEA for stuff you’re going to buy – just a marvel of inexpensive solid items of all sizes for a new home. If you are in fact renting a cargo van, do allow for a trip to IKEA in your rental schedule.
     
    #2
  3. Vermillion

    Vermillion Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,230
    The vehicle in question will be a solidly built '02 Mustang that has traveled well over 40+ states. Cargo room is only moderate. Also, it's funny you say for me to make a list of everything I own because I don't really own much, to be honest. Maybe less is best after all.
     
    #3
  4. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,792
    Location:
    shiran
    Cargo space is the limiting factor then? Another reason to make an exhaustive list of potential items and work your way back by elimination. Mustangs are fun to drive, but no fun to maintain, as I can imagine. I rented one in Puerto Rico once, it felt good on those treacherous serpentine roads.

    P.S. Don't forget to bring real clothes.
     
    #4
  5. Vermillion

    Vermillion Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,230
    Well, for the one-way trip up, cargo space will be limited; however, once I have arrived, I will gain access to a trustworthy Ford Ranger to carry anything I wish--provided the items are space-conscious enough for the mini trucker. Maintenance has been a non-issue as evidenced by my 8 yrs personal experience with the machine. Still in love with the mistress, yes, yes.

    Real clothes will be "brung," though I worry a bit about how cold it's going to be. No matter, I'll just have to purchase necessary remnants as I see fit.
     
    #5
  6. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,792
    Location:
    shiran
    Well, if you’re worried about the winter, I can recommend a place in the city where you can purchase quality fur. Glad to hear that your new home comes with two parking spaces – you can use the Ford Ranger for heavy-duty tasks and traveling with a group, and save the Mustang for everyday getting around or when you just scoot out to the beach in the midst of a hot summer day.
     
    #6
  7. ProgressoR

    ProgressoR Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,005
    Location:
    No Man's Land
    when i had to fill out my first flat, i went to ikea and there was all kinds of stuff i never knew i needed but decided i couldnt do without. Recommend it.

    Apart from that make sure you got things to do when you are bored (read, TV, laptop, music etc), and i think you are well on the way to being happy.
     
    #7
  8. Tina

    Tina Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    843
    I think you will be just fine. Don't worry. You are ready for moving.
     
    #8
  9. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    12,716
    Location:
    Carrboro, NC
    What do you take, not bring.
     
    #9
  10. Vermillion

    Vermillion Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,230
    Ah, I missed that. Thank you, sir.

    Will definitely drop by IKEA for the furniture.
     
    #10
  11. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,132
    Location:
    tennis courts
    how many strippers can fit in a mustang? surely you are installing a stripper pole first thing in the apt
     
    #11
  12. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    12,541
    Location:
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    That's a no brainer, of course.

    It's the 21st century, who doesn't have a stripper pole installed in their homes?
     
    #12
  13. Falloutjr

    Falloutjr Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,248
    Location:
    Akron, OH
    Word up.

    10char.
     
    #13
  14. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,056
    These days, the only thing you really need to bring is a smartphone. Everything else happens from there.
     
    #14
  15. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,035
    You will need to decide "Krups or Keurig?"
     
    #15
  16. Fifth Set

    Fifth Set Professional

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    California
    Yeah, I didn't see much in the way of entertainment. How will you post here if you don't bring your computer?! As someone else mentioned, maybe just a smartphone is enough for you. You can buy a television and a small stereo once you arrive I suppose?
     
    #16
  17. Tina

    Tina Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    843
    ^^^

    Maybe several books for travel.
     
    #17
  18. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,792
    Location:
    shiran
    Good move. Too bad the thread is ruined at this point.

    I wanted to talk about those blue IKEA napkins that leave marks on the dining table, but now I am turned off.
     
    #18
  19. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,072
    Location:
    Antarctica
    ^^^^^^^
    Sobad, you posted a quote in your post and yet that post/quote was removed?....wonder what that was all about?...
     
    #19
  20. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,792
    Location:
    shiran
    ^^
    Apparently, the forum administration supported Meg’s final position as regards the worthiness of the argument that ensued. It is unfortunate that the napkin discussion is gone though – I thought that one had potential. Oh well, you know what they say – when you chop wood in the forest, chips go a-flying.
     
    #20
  21. RD 7

    RD 7 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    123
    Dear Mr. Penthouse,

    It has come to our attention that you recently complained about a quote that was removed from the post of [full name] Arnold P SoBad.

    Please understand, the bureau deals with a high volume of information. Censorship is not a science. In fact -- please keep this under your hat -- science is not a science. Basically we're just guessing. But until you've had to deal with pulverized bodies and smoldering cities, we'd appreciate your support.

    Thanks.
     
    #21
  22. Tina

    Tina Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    843
    I like this one.
     
    #22
  23. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,072
    Location:
    Antarctica
    ^^^^^^^
    Me too Teeny-weenie :- ) as I like RD7's overall clever creativity.

    But in 'moi's' defense, it wasn't a complaint so much as it was an honest inquiry?....(and ok, yes, maybe I was trying to stir it up a tad...)
    :razz:
     
    #23

Share This Page