Daily Post Photo Challenge: Containers: A Moving Still Life

To take our minds off the tragedy which has so recently occurred, we have something which will keep us busy indeed.  Here is what is no doubt typical of the preparation for translocating decades of junk possessions to the cover of a new roof or rooves, as the case may be.  As a game ranger friend of ours used to say – with a different meaning! – this is a time to box carefully.  ContainersThe DP Photo Challenge: Containers.


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34 Responses to Daily Post Photo Challenge: Containers: A Moving Still Life

  1. Gobetween says:

    When we moved I labeled the boxes, not known words, because I did not want to tempt the movers into helping themselves to my treasures. I used nicknames for stuff because in a smaller place and 100 boxes it can be tricky finding what you need.


  2. Arkenaten says:

    The mundane chores demand attention and so often they are the best medicine.
    Wish you a smooth move, Mister N. Hope you and yours have fair winds and the Family Boat sets on an even keel asap.


  3. I’ve given countless boxes and bags of ‘stuff’ to my sister to rifle through. What she doesn’t want, she takes to the SPCA. It’s quite a job sorting the wheat from the chaff, but I’m getting there. Good luck with yours.


  4. disperser says:

    After our last move we swore we’ll pare down to the bare essentials . . . we’ll see if we’ll be able to do it.

    meanwhile . . . good luck.


  5. P.s – are you moving far?


  6. Sometimes the practicalities demand attention. All the best with the rationalisation…


  7. susanben says:

    I also have the problem with the what if l need it. Can never throw away stuff. We have a lot of goodies around. Esp fabrics and threads.

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  8. Gosh, that’s a big job….but as you say a welcome distraction


  9. misswhiplash says:

    I am very sentimental when it comes to clearing out…the only way of looking at it , is that it will make room for all the new stuff you want to buy.
    Like dresses( sure that this does not apply to you) I want to dispose of them because they are too small, too old fashioned, too long, too short.or just plain too something! But then I think, I shall slim, I shall shorten it, it might come back in fashion.
    So it stays in the cupboard, pushed to the back. Never to be seen again….but throw it out..never..i might need it one day !!!!


  10. seeker says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your tragedy. Packing and moving is a monumental tasks. Hope you find a better place.


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  12. melouisef says:

    Not an easy task, thinking of you. If you throw something out today you’re bound to need it tomorrow

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  13. Pussycat44 says:

    I know the feeling! I still regret having parted with some of my “stuff”. C’est la vie.


  14. That was us, this time last year, moving from biiiig 5-bed house and garden to wee house with a hearthrug for a garden. The garage is a bit full of boxes, but we managed to squeeze the car in before the first frost.


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