Moving Day….again

Moving Day

…or perhaps I should say “Moving Day 2011….#1 of 4”  Because there’ll be 3 more moving days over the next few months to finally get everything into place.

The good news is that I am finally sleeping on a real bed after suffering a series of inflatable mattresses over the last 6 months. I say a “series” because there were 4 in all. Starting off with quite expensive down to absolute cheapest. The first three failed when they developed punctures…only the fourth survived (and it was the cheapest one!)  All were uncomfortable.

Stage 1 of moving took the removal guys 4 1/2 hours and that’s with Yoda & I helping. We didn’t expect to have to do that but we’d majorly underestimated the time this first move was going to take. And as the hours ticked by, the cost kept increasing. So we pitched in and did what we could. Of course, it began to rain half way through the move. It was just that kind of day.

After a brief lunch and a visit to the $2 shop to get some of those accoutrements you always forget you’re going to need immediately you move into a new flat…it was time to get stuck into cleaning the shower and bath. If moving is something I hate, cleaning bathrooms is something I loathe. The lesbians who rented the flat before didn’t do a particularly thorough job cleaning the place when they left so it was time to get out the cleaning chemicals and go wild.

By the end of the day I had a clean shower and bath…the rest of the bathroom and Yoda’s ensuite would have to wait for the weekend. I was absolutely knackered. After having about 4 hours sleep the night before and being up for a 6am start…well, let’s just say I don’t have the same energy I did when I was 18! In fact, come to think of it, I don’t think I had that energy when I was 18 either!

Last Sunday was all about more cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen cupboards. The Spray & Wipe almost asphyxiated me. And there’s still so much more cleaning and organising to do in the next few weeks. Months even!

These are my sworn enemies!

In positive developments, there are now curtains of sorts in 2 of the rooms. Via Spotlight and Bunnings Warehouse and about 10 bus trips! The curtain rod sort of bows in the middle but it’s holding and that’s all we can ask.

As of last night, there is an internet connection! Yay! I changed providers and now have ADSL2 which is soooo much faster than 1.5mb ADSL. And no off peak/peak restrictions either!

The new Bosch washing machine was delivered effortlessly by Appliances OnLine and is fantastic. How wonderful it is not to have to traverse a flight of stairs and have to go outside into a car park every time you need to do a load of washing. The Bosch even tells me how long each load  is going to take. Can’t say fairer than that!

A friend from overseas is going to be staying for a couple of weeks next month and will be acting as “inspector” of the new flat. So we’re on a deadline to get the place looking vaguely organised. There’s still a couple of things that have to be ordered from IKEA before we can do this. And some assembling of course. Ergghhh!

I reckon it will take a good six months to have the place 100% as it should be…remembering that during the week, after work, I’m usually too stuffed to want to start on being a “happy homemaker” so it’s all down to the weekends.

If only there was a magic cleaning and organising fairy.

If only.


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