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Jan 11, 2019 08:40:11

What They Don't Tell You About Moving

by @lexc | 211 words | šŸ£ | 22šŸ’Œ

Lex Tan

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When you move, they don't tell you that you'll agonize over whether to risk packing and crushing your old, half-rolled bag of cereal. 

In the end, they usually end up in the trash, stuffing the other bits of food waste under less guilt-inducing garbage. 

New beginnings, right?

You'll have to decide whether to Kon Mari the crap out of your joy. 

Say goodbye to mountains of collected Tupperware with mismatched lids, to the plastic bags that have accumulated over the years. 

This is survival of the fittest, and only the necessary will complete your trek.

Then, the onset of mini panic attacks will descend like locusts. Your heart might skip a beat when you hear the knocking of the deliveryman, and you wonder what other forgotten item has arrived. 

A tiny gasp and expletive will escape when you realize you've left your new water heater on overnight. 

Sweaty hands slide countless times over your pajama bottoms, as you secure the windows while night falls over unfamiliar layouts.

They don't warn you that home won't be home for a few days. But more so than anything, they don't tell you how awful it feels to visit your old home, and realize that you've already moved on.

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    @lexc I absolutely love your post!
    <<Say goodbye to mountains of collected Tupperware with mismatched lids, to the plastic bags that have accumulated over the years.
    This is survival of the fittest, and only the necessary will complete your trek.>>
    LOL yes! yes! exctly <3
    I moved 12 times in 14 years and yet... it is always kinda the same :p

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 13, 2019 00:02:25
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      @lucjah Thank you =) Moving is pretty crazy sometimes

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 13, 2019 04:12:50
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    @lexc love the last line! So true. Too heartbreaking to witness your old home empty.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 11, 2019 14:17:24
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      @jasonleow glad you enjoyed it ? and agreed, so many memories but such a clear distinction!

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 11, 2019 14:59:30
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    @lexc Nice post!

    Ecesu avatar Ecesu | Jan 11, 2019 14:06:29
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      @Ecesu thank you! ?

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 11, 2019 14:59:35
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    @lexc I remember visiting my old home after the move. It was so empty and bare that it was no longer home, just a place. You said it very well.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 11, 2019 11:15:45
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      @gabrielgreco Iā€™m glad Iā€™m not the only one ? cheers to moving on!

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 11, 2019 15:00:09
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