moving support is always good!
we moved in July from one town to another, 10 hours apart..and we are planning to move houses, but not towns in July (hopefully! our 1 yr lease is up then.) the place that i am renting is not my ideal at all, and my mom just told me she is going to help us with a down-payment on our own small house!! im so excited.
we don't have much money, so its going to be smallish...i want to go that way because i don't want to struggle every month trying to pay the mortgage..not to mention that smaller = less impact on the earth and a larger insentive to be very organised! we have looked at a few places that are very promising (one in particular that i can already see our garden and chickens and bedrooms set up!)..but im thinking that in order to get the perfect place i should prepare..
im thinking that the house wont be much smaller than where we are now, but we are kind of cluttered here, so im going to really de-clutter.. i want to have a garage sale in spring and also just take a lot to the thrift shop & free store.
i intend to only move what we really need or what makes our house a home, in terms of beauty..so as soon as spring comes in full force i am going to be sanding and painting and fixing up things that i will be taking when we move.. most of what we have is fairly practical, but things like my kitchen could be paired down (although the kitchen in said house is larger that this one) i figure if you make space for the new it will come, right?
im thinking of doing it one room at a time, starting with mine, since i still have boxes of christmas stuff not put away
my closets are shared with both dd's and one thing that the house i liked most doesn't have is much closet space, so clothing must be minimized (and or stored by season which is possible, there is heaps of storage there, just fairly unaccessable)...i have way too much for my kids anyways, because i dont get the time to go through it and i like thrift shopping
and we get a lot of hand-me-downs as well.
im even considering starting to pack up things we plan to take, but don't "need" right now, like books in my bedroom closet and such. just to get them out of the way.
linens are another thing i need to better organize..
oh i love moving to get me going!
i have been feeling pretty stuck in terms of house stuff lately here because the thought of staying another year makes me cringe and the thought of moving to another short term rental makes me feel the same.. so knowing that we will be moving into our own house makes me really want to get doing stuff.. it will all be worth it when we are the owners of our own little house!
oh, another thing i intend to do once spring/summer comes is dig up the things i have planted to transplant and also some things that are growing here in bounty. i love pretty flowering things and medicinal herbs and the one thing this house has that i love is the garden (though at this time of year its massively depressing!)