So when I said that my sister had bought a villa in Florida as a holiday home and she would be going out in a couple of months to take a look and get things set up over there, I didn’t realise it would come round so soon! The first flights she’d booked were actually only a month away (unbeknownst to me!), so I’ve had all the hard work of helping her pack things up to take over with her for their first trip over with the kids during their school’s half term next week.
So as I mentioned before, she decided that it would be a good idea to send a few boxes of things ahead of her to save her carrying them all over on the plane and having to pay more. Why she didn’t just buy things for the house over there is a mystery to me, but that’s my sister for you! So over the last week, I’ve spent quite a bit of time over at her house, helping her choose which things to pack and organising them into boxes.
We started off with a couple of cardboard boxes and marker pens, thinking that would be alright, but we were so wrong! Of course, she has way more stuff than that, plus it’s also way too heavy for regular cardboard boxes! So we ended up buying some sturdier plastic ones in IKEA and we had to get some labels sorted out to stick on them too – we found those for a pretty good price on a website called Data-Label. Honestly, without me she would have had everything in raggedy old boxes in no sort of order whatsoever!
I’m also very jealous, seeing her pack bikinis and shorts into a suitcase while it’s been pouring down the last couple of days here. Not to fear though as I’m now looking into booking my flights to go and stay over there soon – hopefully sometime in the next couple of months, but I’m trying to find the cheapest ones at the moment. I’ve never been out of Europe before, so that’ll be really exciting, but I’m not so sure about the long flights. We’ll just have to see how it goes, but I’d really love to go to Florida yearly now I get free accommodation!
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