The new normal for most people is "staying home". Well, that pretty much has been my everyday for many years now. I'm good with that, no big deal. Abandoning my business several years ago to care first for mom, and then my uncle was a no brainer. Family first....no matter what. I wouldn't change a thing. Well, yes I would.
You see the last 4 years has found me spending 99.999999999% of my time in Valdosta, GA. Away from cards for the most part. What has happened over the last 4 years with nothing to do all day but mess with my cards, was increase the size of my collection 10 fold. That might be exaggerated but not by much. Problem: Collection back home, new arrivals here. What I allowed to happen, just throw them in boxes, then dump them at home on a day trip. No not putting them up or where they needed to be, just drop the boxes in my bedroom. I'll get to them later when I have time.
Before the Corona-virus became a reality pandemic, I clearly stated in my 2020 collecting goals about straightening up the "mess" in my bedroom back home while at the same time get things more organized. Didn't need that damn virus to force the issue. I have some pictures for you to peruse of the mess I moved from Ocala to Valdosta. Keep in my mind this is only a third of my "Keeper" collection. Not Dupes and tradeables. I keep plenty trade stuff/giveaway cards here, but have a garage full back home of those too.
These are the binders I've put together over the last 6 weeks. The cards inside used to be stored in these:
These are the empties and not all of them. Now for the cards that have yet to be placed in binders.
The 3 rows on the left are Bowman. The 2 rows on the right are O-Pee-Chee.
The boxes on the edge of the bed are Donruss, and those behind them are Upper Deck.
Here you have Topps, Leaf, and then more Topps farthest away.
These are Fleer, Score, and Pinnacle.
These are some of the Stadium Club, I forgot about another stash area, oops. Below those on the ground (not scanned) are Pacific.
Here are some more Topps cards not in boxes and and 1 big stack of Upper Deck. The box has 9/16 birthday cards.
Now the supplies.
Burgundy binders. Now I need to order two case of pages. Then there will be more empty boxes. So even getting things done can be messy. I'll have to do something with all those empties before I bring another third of the collection up here to be placed in binders. Whenever I get back home on a permanent basis, I'll have to have some custom book shelves installed to house all of those binders.
There you have the mess I moved from Ocala to Valdosta.