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How to Move House and Not Lose Your Mind

How to Move House and Not Lose Your Mind

I've been too busy to guide your consumerism lately because... I'm moving! Regular posting will resume... some time in the future... but first I have to pack up my whole life in California and move to the whole other end of the west coast. 

It hasn't been too difficult to pack up the place I've lived in for four and a half years (and the city I've called home for six), but that's because 1) My mom came and helped me, and 2) You can buy moving supplies on Amazon. 

If you ever need to pack up a whole lot of stuff and don't live close to a store, or don't have time to run out and buy bulky moving boxes and whatnot, or you suffer from chronic pain and just CAN'T drag your dupa all the way to the nearest big box hardware store 7 miles away which in LA is like AN HOUR of driving (guess which reason is me), then Amazon is your answer. Here are the tools I've bought and had delivered right to my door, making this move almost entirely stress-free. 

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Small Boxes (15 pack) from Uboxes

I actually saved a lot of boxes from my last move, but I still needed more. Specifically, smaller boxes. This pack of boxes weighs 10lbs and while they come flattened, it's still a very cumbersome item. Getting these delivered to my door was essential. 

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12" x 12" Foam Wraps from DAT

These were a last minute add on to my cart, and I'm so glad I decided to get them. 

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10lbs of Durable Ink-Free Wrapping Newsprint from Uboxes

Who gets the newspaper anymore? Not me, and the free newspapers that were lying in every yard the last time I moved have stopped showing up as well. I thought I'd have to buy a Sunday paper every week for months to get packing materials, but of course someone has come up with a solution. Bonus: There's no print on this paper, so your hands don't get all inky. 

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Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape (6 Rolls With Dispensers)

I burned through six of these like it was nothing, and then had to by ANOTHER six pack. Lesson: Buy all the tape. Buy more tape than you could ever imagine using. Then buy more. 

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Sharpie King Size Permanent Marker, Chisel Tip, 4-pack

For writing "books" so many times on various boxes that the word loses all meaning. 

Wear, Watch, Want #65: The Peruvian Marble Makeup Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #65: The Peruvian Marble Makeup Edition