It is incredibly hard to move when one does not, as a matter of principle, believe in the heavy lifting of things.
Still, I soldier on.
I have written before about the compulsive shopping I seem to do before a move. When we moved from LA to Seattle I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to get 2 gallon ziplocs, so I purchased about 500 beforehand. There was also an incident with frozen cranberries in Seattle. I’m not sure what compelled me to buy 600 pounds of them, but when we moved to NY I had to unload them.
Sometimes, however, I buy something in bulk by accident.
It seems to happen when I am on Amazon late at night. Bleary eyed, I mean to order four tubes of Crest for Kids and instead, without my knowledge, I order four packs of twelve. When 48 tubes of toothpaste show up at my door I am shocked, and I immediately know one thing for sure: Now that I have 48 tubes of Crest for Kids, nobody in this house will want to use it anymore. (This is a sure fire way to guarantee your child will no longer want a product — BUY IT IN BULK.)
This was the case with the toilet bowl brushes I bought in Seattle many moons ago. I meant to buy four. I bought four boxes of twenty. I tell you people, I am creative and resourceful, but I had no idea what hell to do with 80 toilet bowl brushes.
Alas, I now have FOUR:
Here they are with the last of the sixty bottles of toilet bowl cleaner I also ended up with after some late night shopping. They all made the move to the new house yesterday.
We followed shortly thereafter.