Not As Ready As I Thought I Would Be For The Move

Tomorrow I get the keys to my new home…  Well, we’ll see how long I can call it home for.  In the last 4 years I haven’t really called anything home for very long, probably not longer than a year and a half to 2 years.

I feel like I’m not very organised, I have some boxes packed up ready to go but I don’t have as many boxes as I thought I would have so I might have to take a load over and unpack it before coming back to pack some more.  The loads I plan to take tomorrow are really only in my hatchback anyway so I don’t see my fitting too much into each load, plus I also have the washing baskets.  Use everything you have at your disposal.

I just have to make sure I have everything organised in time for moving the furniture.  Looking around the house the bulk of what I have really isn’t all that bad, but it’s the little bits of clutter we accumulate over time.  I would really like to use this chance to cut back on what I’m taking with me.  Sort through the medication cupboard, get rid of anything that’s out of date or that I probably won’t be using again.  Throw out any items in the bathroom I probably won’t be using, definitely anything I’ve not used since I moved here since I’ve been in this house for 12months.  Then there’s always clothes, I know I recently had a go at that but I don’t really have that many and the best I can do is get rid of the stuff that I don’t fit into anymore, and throw away any shoes that I no longer wear.

I guess there’s really no easy way to move house, you can make it as easy as you can but at the end of the day it’s something we never like to do.  Then there’s the cleaning up of the old house.  The one thing I struggle with is getting the carpet shampooed, I’m told they can’t legally make me do it, the most they can do is ask me to have any stains cleaned, and I was told I could hire a machine and do it myself.  Mostly I think it’s the cost involved, and what the cleaners would call a “room”, I only live in a little villa.

It’s finally kicking in now that I’m about to live alone too.  I won’t have any human interaction without calling someone or going out.  I guess it’s a little daunting when you haven’t lived alone in 10years.  I will enjoy the quiet that’s for sure, but I do like having someone around, I just don’t want to share with a friend or a stranger.  Somehow I don’t like the idea of crossing those boundaries incase it ruins the relationship.  For me the only other person I could live with is my family or a partner.  That sounds very picky, but it’s nice to feel comfortable in your own house.

About myhousewifelifeblog

I am a nurse by trade, and a traditional "de facto" housewife by nature. Constantly seeking a more organised existence. I like to cook, sew and play my keyboard. I try to keep my house organised but I've not yet mastered this, and I am endeavouring to reach my image of ultimate organisation at home. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it a go.
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4 Responses to Not As Ready As I Thought I Would Be For The Move

  1. complicitgrace says:

    If you need any guidance on downsizing let me know as I had to go through that brutal experience a couple years ago….downsizing my marital home in the suburbs to a 9ft x 11ft apartment bedroom….it isnt just the physical downsizing that gets you…it is the emotional toll and growth of letting go…now my 9ft x 11ft bedroom is my sanctuary and i look forward to my personal space I created … and no charge for the guidance as I see you are in a similar financial boat…lol…damn financial boats … regardless you’ve got this and is another leg in your journey….best wishes

    • Thank you. Yeah it’s definitely a challenging transition. I think regarding the wardrobe I have the biggest issues with letting things go… Incase I want them later, I like having comfort clothes for around the house, and I’m still holding a few items I had from before I lost weight. Maybe it’s a comfort thing, but I know I really have to learn how to let go, and step outside my comfort zone. And I agree with you, the emotional part is much harder. The part where you realise you’re alone, and to socialise I have to actually contact someone. But it’s slowly getting easier.

      Your progress is amazing. The most liberating part I have experienced is the support from friends. Thank you for sharing your experience with me. It’s nice to know I’m not alone. 🙂

  2. complicitgrace says:

    oh btw….for moving clothing that is hanging in the closet…think garment bag…then think garbage bags…i used garbage bags like a garment bag…turn them upside down slice an opening at the bottom of the bag and ta da…you have a garment bag….stack them in your hatchback and move them in your new place all ready to hang in the closet… then take the bags off

    • Thanks. That’s an awesome idea. I have everything moved at the moment but I will have to remember that for the future when transporting (going to events etc). I have a garment back that has been torn this might even be a good idea for that. Thanks again 🙂

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