Anyone Moving? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 15 Old 08-04-2011, 12:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
Sasha's Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I can't find a current moving thread and I'm looking for some support! No one in real life wants to hear the super detailed breakdown of all my decluttering and packing :) We are moving to our first home the week of August 15th and I'm trying to pack our house while my husband is out of the country.

Sasha's Mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 15 Old 08-06-2011, 10:15 AM
 
cromulent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We're moving into our farmhouse right now. Our last day at our apartment is September 10th (dh's b-day) so at least we have a while to get things moved. I really wish we could have done this before we had a baby though! It is impossible to pack with a 3 month old wanting to nurse 24/7!

 

 

grumble stupid auto correct grumble

cromulent is offline  
#3 of 15 Old 08-06-2011, 02:12 PM
 
mamapigeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

We're moving mid-September. We kind of live out of boxes because we're going to be moving every 6 months for a couple years. Bleh!  I'd love to hear about decluttering! Good idea for a thread.


tea6.gifcancer-beating wife to caffix.gif DH since 7/4/09, mother to REPlaySkateboard04HL.gifDS 5/1/11 + energy.gifDD 8/21/2013

 

 angel1.gif (4/09) angel1.gif (5/12)

mamapigeon is online now  
#4 of 15 Old 08-08-2011, 08:26 AM
 
CarrieMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alberta/Saskatchewan
Posts: 8,864
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We are moving by September 1.  The new owners have possession that day.  We will be moving from a 1242 sq foot house to a 27ft camper until the new house we are building(which hasn't been started yet,lol) is done.  The new house is going to be about the same size as the house we're leaving.

 

I packed alot of stuff a year ago that never came out of it's boxes/tubs or was taken out & put back in.

 

the hardest thing to go through is the girls toys.  My youngest plays with them the most & doesn't want to get rid of any of them.  Most of them were packed up a year ago.  There are 4 basic types of toys she had in the basement, I'd like to at least downsize the volume of each type.  We have 10 years of barbies, polly pockets, kitchen stuff/dolls & dress up clothes

 

The hardest part of wanting to downsize those toys is that i have quite a few books/movies that I don't want to downsize(mine & the girls).lol  but they do take up less space.

 

We decided to get rid of the Christmas tree(much to dh's joy, he hates Christmas.lol).  So I have to find that tub & get rid of the actual tree as the support is gone.  

 

There are things we've realized we won't need in the new house that are going(microwave stand, living room lamp).  

 

CarrieMF is offline  
#5 of 15 Old 08-09-2011, 04:01 PM
 
LalaithYamainu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We're moving in the next few months!  Considering I'm beddridden with morning sickness atm, this will not be fun...

LalaithYamainu is offline  
#6 of 15 Old 08-10-2011, 03:29 PM
 
ollineeba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Doing better than I deserve..
Posts: 5,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We will be moving at the end of the month. It's absolutely daunting...

I'm trying to seize the opportunity to declutter, though, and we plan to have a yard sale in a few weeks, so that will help.

 

DH stopped by the grocery store today and they were able to give him a few boxes. They said they have a big shipment coming in tonight and they will save the boxes for him to pick up tomorrow. I thought that was pretty nice of them :)


~e, wife to my sweet T , mama to my turtleman (12) , sunshine (9 ), and monkey (6)
ollineeba is offline  
#7 of 15 Old 08-10-2011, 05:31 PM
 
adorabelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I wish we were moving! I want to go back home to Colorado. 


J, mom to my baby girl born January 22, 2012!  babygirl.gif

adorabelle is offline  
#8 of 15 Old 08-11-2011, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
Sasha's Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Looks like a lot of people moving in September! We're closing on our house at the beginning of next week and should have the keys Tuesday. We're just moving about 10-15 minutes from where we live now, so hopefully it won't be too bad. I'm also 27 weeks pregnant, so I plan on doing a lot of directing instead of actual moving. You think I can get my bed to the new house first so I can lay down and rest? smile.gif

Sasha's Mama is offline  
#9 of 15 Old 08-15-2011, 02:00 PM
 
SamiPolizzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am planning on moving next summer, provided I get everything figured out by then. It's going to be a move from Illinois to Oregon, and I have no idea where to even begin decluttering and packing. My goal is to get rid of at least half of our stuff. I just don't know where to start!


Single Mama to Vincent 3/30/09
SamiPolizzi is offline  
#10 of 15 Old 08-18-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Jayray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We are moving from NC to NM at the beginning of September and the decluttering has been AWESOME!  I have never found it so easy to get rid of things.  It's great having to go through everything and I'm at a point in my life where I feel like I can get rid of sentimental things (I have found movie stubs and other ticket stubs stuffed in the funniest places that I kept through high school and college!).  It feels really good and I'm really excited to move into a new house that is hopefully more neat.

Jayray is offline  
#11 of 15 Old 08-19-2011, 12:13 PM
 
mamapigeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Jayray- Wow, that's a big move! I hope it goes smoothly for you. 

 

Hurray for easy decluttering! I hope I can motivate myself to get rid of some little trinkets/sentimental things soon! I bet I have a couple boxes worth.

 

I am currently brainstorming ways to keep our new place from getting fleas. Every time we move we treat the cats, but somehow the fleas come with us... I'm thinking of boarding the cats for a few days at the vet's so all the fleas can die off and I can shampoo the carpets in peace.


tea6.gifcancer-beating wife to caffix.gif DH since 7/4/09, mother to REPlaySkateboard04HL.gifDS 5/1/11 + energy.gifDD 8/21/2013

 

 angel1.gif (4/09) angel1.gif (5/12)

mamapigeon is online now  
#12 of 15 Old 08-21-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Savoir Faire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nowhere near a shady tree.
Posts: 1,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We move all the time. We're on our third state and our second (soon to be third) house in this state (Arizona)-- as we're renters.

 

Declutter, ladies! I hate all that little stuff at the end that you end up throwing in a box...might as well just junk it.

 

As for moving while pregnant, we moved from NC to TX when I was 35 weeks with my first. I don't think I unpacked more than one box before that baby came!


Welcome to the Real World she said to me, condescendingly, take a seat. Take your life; plot it out in black and white.
Savoir Faire is offline  
#13 of 15 Old 08-21-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Honey693's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'll be back to this thread!  We're listing our house wednesday so we're decluttering and moving stuff to storage right now.


obstruct livery vehicles

Honey693 is offline  
#14 of 15 Old 08-26-2011, 05:53 AM
 
Chalex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We are moving next summer too.  It's going to be a BIG process, decluttering all this stuff. 

So far, we've got rid of a bunch of paint cans and other hazardous waste at the city depot. 

Next up, is the computer/electronic depot...that's sure to be a full van load too. 

 

My worry is fixing the house up to sell, with the little money we have to do it with.

 

Chalex is offline  
#15 of 15 Old 08-26-2011, 04:47 PM
 
cromulent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Aaannnd we still haven't started moving, because we are insane. We really need to get it in gear. I did move a truckload of stuff a couple weeks ago...I just don't wanna do the whole moving thing! It  will be so worth it, though!

cromulent is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off