Anyone else in for a moving accountability thread? My life has changed radically in the last few months, and I will be moving this summer it looks like. Need someone to keep me accountable.
I am going from being a foster parent for close to 4 years and having at most 9 people living in the house (7 kids plus my exhusband and I) along with all the stuff that goes along with that many people, as well as having a daycare (and corresponding facility filled with stuff of course) that I closed in December, to just my 6yo daughter and I, and moving in with my partner and his 11yo daughter to a probably 2 bedroom place in the city.
Soooo much to get rid of! And add along with it that I've been battling severe depression and anxiety issues that led to me being hospitalized a few weeks ago. I feel like the depression has lifted mostly now that the difficult decisions I needed to make were made, but I still am getting exhausted very easily, and the anxiety is crippling at times.
I'm planning on having a huge yard sale in a month or so when the weather is warm enough, but would like to get rid of some bigger items in the meantime if I can. I started posting on craigslist again some of the daycare items today. TRYING to get my ex to take the furniture and things he wants out of here (this house will revert back to him when I move out, but he is planning on putting it on the market then). The two bedrooms my foster kids were in are cleaned out and I am using as staging areas. One for boxes packed to move and the other for things to get rid of. So far that has been in the basement, and as I move it upstairs I want to sort it and possibly even price it for selling.
Boxes packed- 3
Craigslist postings- 5
Get rid of Boxes ready for sale- 0
Get rid of Boxes not yet ready for sale- countless!
Plus 9 boxes my former kids caseworker will be picking up this afternoon