In this modern age when strangers meet through the internet to set up merchandise-money exchanges, you can’t be too sure what you’re gonna get. For months we had been scouting the internet for flat files so that we can properly store paper and finished art, etc. Everything required local pick up and Santa Fe is just too far to drive. This past weekend, a 5’7″ tall 36 drawer gem was discovered in Columbus and jumpstarted a spur-of-the-moment roadtrip.
Our vehicle: a Mazda MPV with everything cleared out save the two front seats.
Our task: strategically pack a huge set of drawers into one vehicle.
Our secret weapon: penultimate packrat skills (second only to the master: Poppa Baldi).
We paid careful attention to how it came apart with the hope that we would somehow remember how to put it back together. A lofty hope indeed.
Once we got the big pieces situated, we deduced the best way to get as many drawers as possible into the minivan bay. Leaning them vertically seemed to be the best bet, so we started loading them one by one.
In the end, we even had a few inches to spare! After airing up the tires, we headed back East.
Once inside, the puzzle pieces started coming together. There was a fair amount of man-handling involved, but after a while the sheet metal squeaks were hardly noticeable.