I’ve moved pretty much every single year since I was 18. Apartment after apartment, city after city. I’m not complaining. I like to change my scenery, and I also travel light. You have to be a minimalist to live this way, but I’m of the belief that the less you have the freer you are. The only thing I’ve held onto for all these years is this X-Men Danger Room compilation sheet. For whatever reason, I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it. Here’s to another year, baby.
That being said, the process of moving sucks no matter what. So, try these 3 simple steps to make the move a little easier on yourself.
1. Marie Kondo that shit.
If you haven’t used it in more than a year, toss it (unless it’s a Danger Room sheet). Does that 3rd-grade participation trophy spark joy? It really shouldn’t.
2. Enlist the help of friends.
Less of enlist and more of a draft. “Hey, remember when I gave you a ride to the airport last month? No free rides, asshole.”
3. Plan for more time than you think you’ll need.
This way it won’t matter when you go through a box and find your old Gameboy and spend 3 hours playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Foot Clan.
On a more personal note, I just moved to Chicago. Like, I got here yesterday. I hated Los Angeles and wanted a change. I think this was the right move, even though everyone told me moving here in the winter was really stupid.
Not sure if any of you guys live in or near Chicago, but I think it’d be fun to have a Pleated-Jeans community meetup at a Chicago Cubs game.