I moved last weekend and I continue to bring car loads of odds and ends from the old apartment. I should bring the last car load on Saturday. There are, however, certain things that absolutely must be in place on the new end for me to be sane. I must do the following within the first 2 days:
- Unpack and organize my bedroom and closet.
- Install my detatchable shower head.
- Unpack the box marked “Priority 1 Books”.
- Unpack my knives and spices.
My bedroom has to be in order as close to immediately as possible. I have to be able to retreat from the mayhem of boxes and bags, close the door and find order and peace. My sanctuary.
The detachable shower head is just a must because — when you’re sweaty and funky from carrying boxes up and down stairs — this is not the time to make adjustments to your bathing protocol. One needs all the comforts and accoutrements she’s used to.
Do I even need to mention why Book Box 1 must be unpacked? I didn’t think so.
Same for knives and spices. I can make do with any pan, but I need my knives and spices to make a comforting meal.
What about you? When you move, what are the first things you need access to?