Getting Ready to Move

Moving is hard work!

I’m out of sorts this morning. Maybe it’s because the first thing I did – before I even got out of bed – was fix my Fitbit account – that took 20 minutes! Maybe it’s because I had to get up earlier than normal today. Probably it’s because I’m a little overwhelmed at packing up the apartment and moving within the next several days. This is going to be a weird weekend, as we want to be in our new house, but the movers don’t come until Tuesday.

We could start moving boxes from the storage unit and some from the apartment to the garage at the house. Maybe organize them by room. We don’t want to take them immediately into the house, as we’re having it cleaned and new carpet installed in the master bedroom and on the stairs. We don’t want to be in the way.

It will be nice to have all our belongings back together under one roof. Although I’ve discovered – by living in the apartment these past four months – that there’s a lot I can live without! I expect to do some sorting as we unpack, and get rid of some items, particularly small kitchen appliances, that I haven’t used for years. And they’re big small items – like a rotisserie and a bread maker; they take up lots of kitchen territory.

We have the walk-through today. That will tell us if we need to do any painting. In one room, the previous owners have lots of stuff on the walls. So we’ll check to see if we need to spackle and paint. Of course, our painting supplies are in some box in the storage unit, so they might be tough to find. I guess we’ll know what to do after this afternoon.

We close on the house tomorrow, get the keys Friday. Someone comes to clean on Saturday, and carpet is installed on Monday. Then Tuesday, we have movers lined up to help us with the heavy stuff, furniture, etc.

I’m overwhelmed, but so excited!

7 thoughts on “Getting Ready to Move

  1. rlseaton March 17, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    I remember moving cross country just over a year ago. Moving is an ordeal. Period. Enjoy that new TV. And I hope your beginning to feel a bit settled. I’m still getting us settled as last year I was so sick. It’s a nice feeling to be settled. Blessings!


  2. kbailey374 March 5, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    Hey you scared me, I guess I am not on the up and up. I thought at first you were moving across the country again! Glad you are glad! Just do it one day at a time, like eating the elepant, how do you do it? One bite at a time. Although – eww. lol… (((HUGS)))


  3. Jane March 5, 2020 / 7:33 am

    So excited the time is near and you will soon be in that feathering that final nest! Praying for a great move with many hands to assist! Love you my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • peggyricewi March 5, 2020 / 7:34 am

      Thank you! You helped me pack- are you coming out to help me unpack? It’s always so much fun!!!


  4. Anne C Snow March 4, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    Best of luck Peggy! You have “feathered many nests” as my mom used to say. I’ve been purging for a year now, and everything that goes out makes me feel lighter! Live simply, simply live!


    • peggyricewi March 4, 2020 / 1:21 pm

      Thanks, Anne! We’re planning this as our final nest😀. And purging stuff feels so good. Lighter is a great word!


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