Hey guys. So I moved. I had no idea what I was getting into. For the last several weeks all my usual routines, aside from work, were replaced with things like: empty cabinet, fill box, take box to car (repeat x ∞), drive to new house, empty car, attempt to hide boxes in a)living room b)third bedroom or c) basement. Oh, and organize new house.... right.
Pro Tip 1: Think about how much stuff you have, and develop a plan that enables other to help you. DO NOT try to do it all alone.
I did not anticipate what I was getting into, or that we would fail to have internet set up until recently. So there is your very belated explanation of where in the universe I have been lately (basically, in my car).
Pro Tip 2: Call and have internet set up BEFORE you move in, if at all possible.
The last time I moved was 2 years ago when I moved out of college. That doesn't seem very long, but I've been busy since then. Accumulating a full kitchen, gathering all my childhood boxes from home- Oh, and acquiring a husband and all his stuff. When I thought about moving, I thought about packing my dorm room in one day, filling my car a few times, and grabbing some furniture I had in storage.
Needless to say, this move had much more than that in store for me. Once solid week of moving every spare moment, and several loads since then (and a couple more to go).
Pro Tip 3: Get your critical eye out early, start über Goodwill-ing several months before you move.
(although lets be real, at least designate a Goodwill box as you are unpacking)
The move will be worth it though, our new space is beautiful, and hopefully some week soon I will have my very own craft corner set up (just need to build a table...). This has totally messed up my crafting rhythm, however I have finally received all the piece to a new project I'll be working in my new craft space.
Pro Tip 4: Prioritize your unpacking zones (i.e. craft table first).
I feel like I will be organizing and sorting until it is time to move again in a few years, but hopefully we'll be all set up soon. Slowly but surely everything is coming together.
Aside from all the busyness and craze of moving, it has been good to touch all of our things again, and for me to recognize how much junk I have. New goal: to be ever so slightly less clingy with stuff. My cheap side says: "Keep it! Then you'll never have to buy it again" but my reason says "you never touch it!" I am trying to listen to my reason as I look for new places to put everything.
I hope my experiences help you be prepared for your next move (although I hope more you don't need to move!).
I'm Sara. I live in Portland, Oregon. I have chickens. I love coffee AND tea, I make stained glass pendants in my basement, and I love adventures and new ways to live. I have an Etsy store as well.
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