My boyfriend and I have started the search for a new (much larger) apartment this week, and while we haven’t secured a place yet, my mind is on moving soon.
It’s then that I look at my bookshelves, double stacked and packed to the brim, as well as the piles of unread manga on my floors, and think, “oh my goodness, moving is going to suuuuuuuck!”
It also reminds me of moving around during college with my manga collection. Always having to move into some tiny space with little room for anything other than your text books, or move on to the next place or move back home entirely for a few months, just to drag everything back again. Then, once you leave college and get your own place, it’s probably just as tiny & cramped. It’s no wonder half of my manga collection is still at my mom’s house.
Yet, my mind isn’t on reducing my collection in order to make the move easier on me. Probably because, since we’re moving into a bigger place, I’ll finally be able to reunite the two halves my long-separated collection. But what do other people do when they have to move?
So, if you’ve moved recently, or a past move has affected your manga, how did you deal with it?
I think the most I’m going to do is try and sell some volumes that I bought multiples of. There’s not a lot of unwanted stuff in my collection!