So as per every international move, we had to pack up all our household belongings and ship them. To prevent hold ups at customs, we aren't allowed to 'owner pack' any boxes. So we do some staging as I call it, separating what to send where (Air Freight, storage, rest of the stuff) and what is going in our suitcases (ie passports and the cat). So we had lots of 'do not pack' signs and a special 'do not enter' sign on the door to the room the cat (and Clarissa) were sequestered in. The teen had exams, so we worked it out to go to a neighbor's house (and then we hosted that neighbor's teen during their pack out a week later).
Knowing we are moving into an apartment without a porch, we opted to send our Arabic wooden benches to storage. One of the packers made a custom box for it! Check out this cardboard magic!
We enjoyed a rarity....rain in Doha!! So every kid on the street frolicked for a few minutes before virtual school started.