or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Organize & Declutter › Moving Support Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Moving Support Thread - Page 11

post #201 of 313
Looks like i'm joining this group! yay!
We found a new rental, with a great new landlord, instead of the horrible one we have now.

We move in 2.5 weeks, and i've been decluttering like crazy! I can't wait to get out of this place
post #202 of 313
We are moving Friday. 10am closing on the sale of current home. Noon closing on the sale of new home. 2 hours homeless or mortgageless depending how you look at it.

OK OTH..

now the vent part of the post :

If I have to make one more friggin phone call where the person on the other end after a long hold tells me I need to call so and so to get this that or whatever done, I might have to resort to violence and I am a very non violent person.....

ALSO DH's sister who was supposed to come visit her parents and local relatives the 2nd week in July decided to come this weekend or really tonight. I told her when she told me the dates- WE ARE MOVING!!. Keep in mind she is a realtor broker so she knows what goes into this. She was quite pissy when I told her like come on, this was planned months ago!!!

Then my MIL wants to know if we will be at 3 different activities this weekend planned and the other sister decided that hey I think I will come into town as well!! Also my BIL will be in town. So far DHs retort is how about we come to visit you when you are moving?? So this should be interesting when all the relatives want to come over to visit this weekend to a house w 8 billion boxes and also a house that will undergo extensive renovations in the next 6 weeks. I already told dh to tell his family (I told mine) that we are unpacking this weekend and we do not want visitors esp since the house will be torn apart in a few weeks. Also we do not have time to stop what we are doing to stand around and tell you everything we want to do here and there.
Also dh is going back to work on Monday so he can be off for the renovations. This has the potential to be a big mess.

ok vent over now.....
post #203 of 313
We got a house! We move Saturday. I am so relieved. I screamed with joy when I got off of the phone today after finding out we got it.

So more packing.. but I've gotten so much of it done, that I don't feel rushed.

Amy - Oh my gosh, I am sorry. I understand the phone call stuff. I've been playing those games as well in the past few days. It'll get real fun end of this week with utilities and cancelling them and such (PITA!).

Does your family not understand what moving entails? I mean, c'mon. I'd just tell them, "Look, we're moving - we're a wee bit busy!" Ugh! Some people.. it's all about them.
post #204 of 313
UberMama, good for you!
post #205 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post
i always love a sagey green or sky blue for kids rooms.. very peaceful.
: We did our dd room in those colors and I was going to paint some trees on the wall, but I never got around to it. http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f8...e/100_1258.jpg That quilt is beautiful! I wish I had the energy to take on learning quilting. I have a few knitting projects going on right now, but for dd's room I ended up buying one.
post #206 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by UberMama View Post
Amy - Oh my gosh, I am sorry. I understand the phone call stuff. I've been playing those games as well in the past few days. It'll get real fun end of this week with utilities and cancelling them and such (PITA!).

Does your family not understand what moving entails? I mean, c'mon. I'd just tell them, "Look, we're moving - we're a wee bit busy!" Ugh! Some people.. it's all about them.

Its DH's family with all the craziness this weekend. I flat out said to MIL today when she asked me how they could help- I said- Please understand we are moving, this is how you can help. This has been scheduled literally for months and we cannot or will not change it. We have a tight schedule and we also are going to remodel. I then said we are not available to meet anywhere, bring this or that, drive anyone anywhere, go to church for this or that time, dont know what will be going on this weekend. In a nutshell, we cannot commit to anything but our move!! I then said, if anyone has any trouble with this, we will come visit when they plan a move or move a child into college this fall etc.
I also said have everyone avoid coming to see us on moving day or the next few days. We have to unpack and dont have time to show anyone around or people around, we need our time!! So she got the message.

I did the utilites a few weeks back and that was a pain. But I sat down one day and accomplished it in an hour. Now if I could do the same w packing!!
post #207 of 313
Oooh, I love the blue. We've pretty much decided on that color. I may also try and do a bit of a cloud design. We'll see how ambitious I'm feeling.

Quilting is actually much quicker and easier than I expected. The quilt in that photo, my daughter's quilt, was the first one I ever attempted and it took about 2 months of sporadic work whenever I could grab a spare hour or two. I'm hoping my son's quilt will go much quicker. I likely won't start it until AFTER we move, though, because I know I won't have time to finish it in the next 3 weeks, and don't want to risk moving little bits of cut fabric and having crucial pieces get lost during the move. :P

I tore apart and packed the playroom last night, leaving out a few favorite toys for the kiddos. Two rooms down, uh...many to go.
post #208 of 313

Finally!

DH and I had been looking for a place to rent for months with zero luck. I finally said he should go talk to the bank about a loan and think about buying. Well, in less than two weeks he was making an offer on a condo and the owner has accepted!
:
It needs a little bit of work, but nothing major, and the location is perfect! I'm soooo excited!

If there are no surprises, he can move in on the 1st! I was hoping that he could move in a little early (the place is empty as it is) because the cats will be arriving over there on the 24th, but this is way better than the previous situation of not knowing if we'd find anything at all! I leave here for Florida in one week and am making substantial progress of getting rid of things, but slower progress on packing the stuff I'm keeping. It needs to get shipped to Denmark soon! Yesterday was my last day at work, so I can finally concentrate on packing and moving!
post #209 of 313
Aside from changing addresses etc, I am coming up against this:

Is anyone happy they are moving, wanted to move etc needed a bigger space whatever but sad you are leaving your other space behind??

This house we bought over 10 years ago, took apart and put back together with our own hands. Both of us are feeling a bit emotional as the house gets more and more bare.

We are excited though about our new neighborhood, location, house etc.

Very weird!

OK, back to my box orgy.
post #210 of 313
Hey, I need to join in. We suddenly decided to buy a house, and our closing date is June 28. It's exciting, but I don't like moving. Such a pain!

I had planned to pack a box each day, but things keep coming up. Time to buckle down.
post #211 of 313
I'm joining this thread! We are moving in 4 months (mid Oct.) so it feels like we have lots of time. Our last move was 2 years ago, so I have an idea of how to do it properly, but am still on the lookout for good suggestions.

For those who said decluttering has helped, I can relate! I spent several weeks over the winter doing a huge decluttering of pretty much everything we own, except dh's stuff. My plan is to go thru the whole house again, room by room, and see what else can go before we pack up. I love the idea someone posted of transferring all music to digital, and going thru all paper files (I need to get a paper shredder!).

There aren't many things in our current home that haven't been used in the last year or so, so I am pretty confident that we have minimized our "stuff" pretty well. Plus we are actually moving into a bigger house (from a smallish rental duplex) in the country. I can't wait to see how empty it will feel, with all the extra space! (The challenge will be to keep it that way!)
post #212 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Aside from changing addresses etc, I am coming up against this:

Is anyone happy they are moving, wanted to move etc needed a bigger space whatever but sad you are leaving your other space behind??
I am, big time. I love the house we're currently renting. It was newly renovated, and professionally painted exactly how I would have chosen. It's a little too big for us, but had a lot of good points as well. Nice big yard, lots of room for the kids to play, easy to keep clean, etc. I'll miss it. My daughter has said that she doesn't want to move, because she loves her bedroom and will miss it. I'm trying to get her excited about the new apartment. And I'm hoping that by painting it a similar color scheme, it'll feel like home for the kids and I.

This is the longest I've ever lived in one house, since I moved away from home 10+ years ago. So yeah...feeling a bit bummed. I went and got attached to a rented house. I shouldn't have done that.

I'm also nervous about moving into an apartment. I'm excited, but at the same time I'm really freaked out that I'm going to hate it. I'll either be constantly stressed that the kids are bothering the neighbours below us, or I"ll be constantly annoyed by noise issues with the neighbours surrounding us. I've never lived in an apartment since having children.... I hope it's not horrible.
post #213 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Aside from changing addresses etc, I am coming up against this:

Is anyone happy they are moving, wanted to move etc needed a bigger space whatever but sad you are leaving your other space behind??

This house we bought over 10 years ago, took apart and put back together with our own hands. Both of us are feeling a bit emotional as the house gets more and more bare.

We are excited though about our new neighborhood, location, house etc.

Very weird!

OK, back to my box orgy.
Definitely! Initially we thought we would be here for a long time, so we were slowly fixing it up a room at a time, but with a new one due in October and the neighborhood becoming trashier, we decided to move. The lady who moved into the rental across from us sits on the front steps in her bathrobe, drunk, yelling into the phone. She dropped in to borrow a jack because she had a flat and went into this story about how she was on house arrest and she needed her bf to pick up her daughter who just got beat up by her no good boyfriend.TMI. If I could transplant our house somewhere else I would.
Side note: we met with the realtor yesterday and our house is officially on the market! She priced it $10,000 more than I thought it would be. We bought it for 121,000 almost 3 years ago and it is listed at 149,900! We have our first open house next weekend. For those of you who have selling experience, how long were your houses on the market? We still have our eyes on a fixer upper and we go look at it tomorrow, but I am nervous about the whole timing issue. The average in our area is supposedly 87 days, but tgat is coming off of winter. when we bought this house, it was only on the market for 8 days.
post #214 of 313
Look like I can join this group! We close on a house on June 22nd and will be remodeling it and then moving in at the end of July. I suppose the good thing is that it is only two doors down from where we are now. We moved to Texas two years ago and have spent all of that time looking for a house. We even put a contract on four different houses! Then the house two doors down went on the market as a For Sale by Owner and it sat there for about two months before we realized that was our house! We are very excited but have ALOT of work cut out for us. It needs new floors, paint, appliances,etc. I can't wait until all the work is done and we can settle in!
post #215 of 313
Angie, that sounds like us, but our house is 10 blocks away. ITs for us but we have our work cut out for us.

As far as the market- here in the Chicagoland suburbs, our house was on the market 6 weeks before we got a contract. BUT, there was a huge snowstorm in there so we really had 4 weeks since no one will look in a blizzard and snowy weather.

So dh is going thru the house repairing holes from picture etc and from wiring we did for tvs speakers etc. We also did some plumbing, replaced a few things and are leaving the house clean. We feel that its our house and we have our name on it so we should show them how much pride we took in it and do it up to the closing tomorrow morning. Everyone is like- why are you doing that??? The buyers are great people and very nice, besides we will still be living in this town and I know a great many people so I want to leave nothing open for bad.
post #216 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boernemama View Post
It needs new floors, paint, appliances,etc. I can't wait until all the work is done and we can settle in!
That is the fun part, making the house your own. I can't wait to start all over again.
post #217 of 313
On moving all your music to digital…

You guys know that's illegal, right? If you move all your music to your computer and sell back the CDs, you don't own it anymore, but you still have it….
post #218 of 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Is anyone happy they are moving, wanted to move etc needed a bigger space whatever but sad you are leaving your other space behind??
I feel exactly the same way. Our apartment is small, and it is so irritating to have nowhere to put anything. The condo association also really frustrates us. And our new place will be ours, with no silly condo association! We'll be able to have a garden, a clothesline, etc.

But this little apartment is in a great location because I can walk to work, the library, and the grocery store. It also has a very open living area, so DH and I are nice and cozy, even if he's in the kitchen and I'm in the living room, or vice versa.

At first, I secretly hoped that the deal to buy the house would fall through . . .
post #219 of 313
we are packing up our moving van today and leaving first thing tomorow morning. im still only about 3/4 way packed but i feel like since we have the entire day to load up the truck ill be able to pack things up better once some of our stuff is out of the house. my sister is here to distract the kidslets..wish us luck.
post #220 of 313
Hi movin' mamas! I'd love to join you here.... we are moving at the end of July. We currently live in the house I grew up in (moved here when I was 4!), we bought it from my parents. It's a weird old two family, but it's so small we live in the whole thing! We use the upstairs kitchen as a giant closet, lol! I am thrilled and oh so ready for the incredible change this is going to be, but I'm so attached to my weird old house, I can't fathom not waking up here every day.

So, on basically the spur of the moment, TOTALLY via my vision board ala: The Secret, we saw a house we fell in love with about a mile from our current home. After a lifetime of no yard to speak of, we're getting 1.3 acres! It's a wonderful old farmhouse, but it too need TONS of work. Nothing that will prevent us from moving in... but still. We plan to keep our current two family, convert it back to apartments and rent them. So, in the course of about a month~ all of this!! It's crazy and chaotic and soooo exciting, but I'm scared too! I cannot believe the vast, incredible amounts of stuff we have crammed into this house... we've begun purging BIG TIME and it's so amazingly freeing! I'm almost 40, lol, and I just this week threw away my 8th grade graduation dress!! It's just a little bit daunting, this task!

Yesterday we signed the new mortgage for our current house~ next week we go for the new house's mortgage. Whew!

Anyone have 2500 extra boxes I can have?:

Looking forward to sharing this crazy time with mamas who can relate a bit...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Organize & Declutter
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Organize & Declutter › Moving Support Thread