This post was started in June 5, 2013. We’ve come a long way, baby! Today began the moving process. Originally I was going to hire movers, but thought it more economical just to get some friends to help. Only at the end though, when the big stuff has to be moved. AKA need guys to lift the way too heavy things.
The boxes filled with clothes from our closets have found a new home next to my dining room table. There is a wall of them piled six feet by six feet. Thats a lot of bedroom closet contents. All of the closets in the house are packed. All of them.
You see, when I’ve moved in the past, the closets were always the most difficult. They are full of things that have long been forgotten or purposefully hidden. Not where we are going. If it has to go in a closet, it need not be in my house. If it needs to live in a box, it goes. That is the rule to live by. Before each item was packed I examined it. Does it belong in my new life? If not, I thought of a person to give it to. That way things don’t go in the trash, they go to a new home. One mans trash is another mans treasure.
The keys will be in my hand tomorrow. Tuesday evening the first couple SUV loads will be transported. We are starting with the contents of the closets because we intend on living there as soon as possible.
By Friday the goal is to have all of the closet boxes, the beds/crib, and kitchen and bathroom stuff moved to the new house. Possibly some bookshelves and chairs and small furniture that can fit in the back of my vehicle can be transported. I’m really trying to be as organized as possible for this move. The boxes are labeled with stickers for what room they belong and I’ve already mentally packed up the car with the first load of bedroom closets for Tuesday evening.
I’ll keep all interested updated on how this goes. Just taking it a day at a time since I have to work full time and cannot take a day off for the move (must have action hours for my actual upcoming vacation.)
Has anyone else moved recently? Any safe words of wisdom for me?
UPDATE: Almost done moving! I only have nine, yes, NINE big pieces of furniture at the old place. I technically have until the end of July to be out of there, but will hire a local moving company next weekend to move the rest to my house. The boxes are almost all unpacked, closets are put together, and we have been living in our house since the middle of the first week of June.
It is such a relief. I look back on the last year and am so proud of how far I have come after being knocked back so far. July 27, 2013, I discovered my Ex was cheating on me after our son had been born May 17th. He had been “in a relationship” with this girl for six months. July 31, 2013 I found the apartment I had lived in until this time and began loading up the uhaul, hired an attorney, and began picking up the pieces of my shattered world. Today I have bought a home, moved almost all by myself, have began recovering financially (the Ex drained me and took advantage of my fortunate financial situation to the point of my financial ruin,) and am on the road to having a successful year (except for a possible wrist surgery. MRI scheduled for this week. Move related of course.)
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s the only attitude to have. Continue to have faith. Life will get better and go on, and you will grow from these unfortunate situations.