|Yuuup! He's King of the Castle
Yuuup!* We recently rented a nifty 10-by-10 space so we wouldn’t look like hoarders when our house went on the market. This adventure also included rental of a U-Haul on a 100-plus degree day. If you think packing your station wagon for family vacation is a treat, see how you and your partner do finessing (cramming) your kids’ old beds and sports trophies, 30 years worth of Christmas decorations, your mom’s antique desk and about a million books in this little concrete slice of hell. It was a flashback to the stack my beloved dubbed “the wall of shit” last time we moved. Let’s just say that after you finally agree on the best way to create an aisle down the middle so you can access the boxes you’ve shoved to the back, you’ll be glad your love seats are in storage.
*If you aren’t familiar with Dave Hester’s signature bidding style, you haven’t seen A&E’s Storage Wars. Like many other so-called reality shows, it’s paradoxically tacky and quite alluring, especially if you love those personalities we might charitably dub “characters.” It’s not nearly as nauseating as the same network’s Hoarders and there are no mental health professionals involved… although it probably wouldn’t hurt.