Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Post-It Note Sofas

Super Sticky NotesWhen the movers begin to unload our "stuff" tomorrow morning bright and early, I have left a little trail of clues for them.  A kind of 21st Century bread crumbs - Post It Notes.

I cannot be there when they unload, as tomorrow is clinic day for K. and I am needed there.

But the LOC* was not comfortable deciding where to tell the movers to put the larger items, knowing that if he got it wrong, he and I would be huffing and puffing trying to muscle them around by ourselves, long after the movers have departed. Trust me, this would not be a good thing for either of us. (*Lovable Old Coot)

Thus, he suggested that I draw diagrams and leave them where they could find them.  But my artistic skills run to the paint-by-numbers variety, and besides, diagrams can be turned around in the wrong direction and suddenly the sofa is sitting backed up to the bird bath.  You know what I am talking about.

So I decided to place Post-It Notes in each place a major piece of furniture is supposed to be deposited.  Let's hope it works.  Otherwise, the LOC and I have sore backs, frayed tempers, and lots of scuff marks on the new hardwood floors to look forward to.  I just hate scuffed up floors, don't you?

I must say, though, placing little colored squares where you envision the sofa residing isn't very satisfying.  I also tried putting pillows down in approximately the space a chair or sofa would require.  That did not seem to quite do it either.

Phooey!  Let's hope those beefy young mover-guys are fluent in both pillowese and Post-It Notes, or I may find my sofa on the roof when I get there.  Oh well, if so the LOC and I will just climb up there and sit a spell.  That would be kind of welcome after the chaos of the past few days.   * * * *

Hope your sofa is right where you want it to be this evening.  I'm hoping mine will be by this time tomorrow evening.  Until next time ...Marsha


  1. What a great writing voice you have, Marsha--fun and fresh. I hope things go well with the arrival of your furniture and that the sticky notes do their job. =)

  2. I soooooo hope they got it right! I love the post-it note furniture delivery. You may have the kernel of a franchise with that idea!
    Good luck and

  3. Marsha, I'm still praying for your move. A post-it note trail has worked well for us in our last 5(!) moves. Hope it works as well for you. Blessings..............MiPa

  4. I hope all the post-it notes work for you - it seems like a good idea to me.
    Hopefully when you get back to see your new house everything will be in the right place and you can relax and enjoy it.

  5. The moving of furniture into a new abode is a task designed by God to test the strength of a marriage. No kiddin'. I speak from experience. Just remember to keep your all-important sense of humor :)

  6. That is really a genius idea. I would have never thought of leaving post it notes! Hope you find your furniture just where you want it tomorrow!!!

  7. That is an ingenious solution. Surely they will be able to work that out. I love the 21st century bread crumb trail!

  8. Moving is always a major chore, even when it's possible to be at the destination and have the ability to tell (and show) the movers where to put things. I think you've come up with an ingenious solution to the problem. I just hope those are super-sticky Post-It notes.
    Good luck!

  9. Marsha - you have such a witty way of writing! I can just picture those Post-It notes all over the house! (By the way, I happen to think that Post-It notes are one of God's greatest inventions...)

    Hope that the *settling in* will go smoothly. And if the couch ends up on the roof, I hear that the TV reception is better up there...


  10. It's really happening. Last year at this time this was simply a dream and today it becomes REALITY!! I'm so happy for you and I'm betting the movers are used to this type of directions and will get it "mostly" right. Can't wait to see pictures when you've got everything as you want it...Hope today goes well for you and your son. I know this is a tiring outing for both of you.

  11. I hope the translation of furniture placement goes well. So stressful, and you needed elsewhere! Here's to some comfort and good rest very soon! Anxious to see pictures of your new digs.

  12. I had to laugh at your post-it notes. But I'm sure they will work well. Now let's just hope that the movers pay attention and can read. :)

    Blessings and love,

  13. I'm guessing these guys have seen a postit note or two. I know you'll be excited to get settled in.