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Due to the fact that I am intending to move to Melbourne within the next year, I have started packing already.

Now, the main problem is that I have too much stuff for that house, which is making it awkward to do the packing as I don't have enough free space to go through everything. What I really need to do is get rid of some of the stuff I have so that I have enough space to go through the rest.

The solution is put stuff into storage until I need it. While I could put stuff into storage up here, it kind of makes more sense to ship it down to Melbourne gradually and put it in storage there, that way there's less work required when I actually do the move. I will most likely have an option of shipping some stuff down sometime in the next three or four weeks, so I'm doing the planning for it now.

There's two options. First option would be to hire a storage unit for a while. I did that while I was moving out of Kangaroo Point and into my current place, and that worked well. The place I had cost $121 a month, but it was only a small place that I was using to store boxes. I will definitely need a bigger place this time as I'm intending to move a couch, at least one bed, a number of bookcases and lots of boxes in just the first load.

Second option would be for someone to store this stuff for me. Possible, but doubtful. Most of the people I know down there tend to have just barely enough room for all there own stuff, let alone any of mine!

I used Nation Storage up here in Brisbane when I last moved, and they seemed pretty good, so I have no problems with using them again. The problem is that I don't know enough about Melbourne to know where I'm going. I've visited Brunswick, Richmond and St Kilda, and liked all those places, so they are the theoretical places I might be living.

National Storage has lots of locations in Victoria. The one in Prahran is near St Kilda, there's one in Brunswick, and the one in Collingwood is near Richmond, so they are the ones I'm thinking of going for. Currently the Collingwood one it top on the list because it's fairly central, and reasonably close to Brunswick as well as Richmond. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

Anyone willing to help be the liaison at that end? Anyone with any further suggestions? Thoughts? Problems?

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paradigmshifty
Jun. 14th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm planning on moving the remainder of my stuff down here and into storage in the very near future - do you want to tag along with that? We can split the costs of the storage, and as the amount of my stuff drops, yours will grow so it should work out nicely.

The timing of my plans is reasonably nicely aligned with yours, just by chance.
halloranelder
Jun. 14th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
I will most likely have an option of shipping some stuff down sometime in the next three or four weeks

I've spoken with Kolya a couple times over the last couple days and she mentioned that the last of your stuff will be going down soome after settlement. She indicated that it most likely won't be a full load, so there probably will be space in it and you probably wouldn't mind splitting the cost.

I was intending to email you tonight about this (as I had only just made up my mind to do this about half an hour ago), but since you're already here... Do you mind, etc? :)
paradigmshifty
Jun. 14th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
No, I don't mind - that was what I was suggesting.

I'm curious as to what Koolya thinks is happening - I haven't spoken to her about it yet. I wanted to get the settlement finalised and out of the way first.

Can we take this to email please? As you know, my plans aren't generally public yet.
paradigmshifty
Jun. 14th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
I'm guessing that, if you sent email, it went to my Gmail account which I can't get at from work.

Will check when I get home - RSN (I hope.)
halloranelder
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
No, it's that I'm fairly braindead at the moment and didn't think of sending the email while I was at work.
halloranelder
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
And what I meant to say in that reply was to MSN me when you get home. I'll be playing WoW so my email won't be up.
missedangel
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
You know I'd store in Brisbane, it's cheaper and if anything happens. (Like you were offered a megga well paid position or you fell in love with someone who was in a megga well paid position.) The it's not too difficult or expensive to undo and you are going to have to pay to send it down anyway...but that's me being a scardy cat!
carlowe
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
What is it about Melbourne? I know we have warm hearts down here, but the winters are freezing! :)
Good luck with your planning.
I know there is storage in the Box Hill area, far enough out the way to be cheaper perhaps, and a major train station on a busy line. Can look it up for you again if you wish.
halloranelder
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Already noticed there was one out there, but it wasn't a suburb name I recognised, so I'm not worrying about it at the moment.
paradigmshifty
Jun. 14th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
We have cute women too, but I doubt that's a consideration for Random :-)
fire_wuff
Jun. 14th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
There may be some possible room in my shead for stuff that's not too easily damaged by damp. Another friend has some stuff stored there but her house mate is moving out so she can take it back (read will be taking it back).

Let me know if/when and I'll see how much room I can make
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