Off Topic Thursday: Moving

26 Nov

I’m sure almost everyone reading this already knows but, man, does moving suck!

It’s great to write about this in hindsight, meaning that the moving is over and my life is not in a box or half in one location and half gone anymore. We are unpacked. We are not organized. That comes later. But being unpacked is such a blessing.

My husband and I had three weeks where we owned both the house and the apartment. They’re about 30 minutes apart. We decided that every night we could, we’d take a SUV-load of stuff over to the house. This ended up being about four times per week. We moved a fair amount of stuff this way, including some small furniture. The most important thing for me was moving my china cabinet and my china. The set I have was purchased by my paternal great-grandmother and I have crystal from my maternal grandmother. If anyone breaks it, I might murder them. So I wanted to be responsible if it broke. Thankfully, it all made it safely and I had the cabinet set up before anything else major happened.

We rented a 20-foot moving truck for one day and did our best to get it all moved. We employed the help of four friends (limited because of COVID) and all four of our parents. It was a whirlwind, starting at 9am and taking us until 7pm to get all the things we needed moved to where we needed them. Getting a refrigerator into our basement was a task I never want to repeat again. Our friends are amazing and I’m so excited to say it all made it in.

Most of our belongings were packed in red plastic totes that my dad borrowed from his company. They’d used them to move a few months back and they were strong and stackable which made them ideal for moving. The issue was that a week after we moved in, the company needed them back! We frantically had to unpack all of them so we could take them to my dad. It really forced us to unpack faster than we probably would have otherwise, but it did help us feel moved in.

There’s still a lot to go. We want to re-arrange a lot of the shelves in the kitchen and move things around our storage room, but we’re in. Those can be tackled over the long, hard winter when I don’t want to go outside. For now, I have a house!

Until next time, write on.

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10 Responses to “Off Topic Thursday: Moving”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow November 26, 2020 at 11:39 AM #

    Congrats on getting everything moved!


    • Sam November 26, 2020 at 9:55 PM #

      Thanks! I’m finally feeling settled. Happy reading!


  2. Angela November 26, 2020 at 11:47 AM #

    Ugh, I feel your pain. I have moved way too many times and I just absolutely hate it. I’m glad the main part of the move is done for you now and you get to focus on the (mostly) fun part of setting up your new home!


    • Sam November 26, 2020 at 9:58 PM #

      Yes! We keep talking about now we can renovate to make it perfect for us. I’m getting excited.


  3. Barb Stevens November 26, 2020 at 1:13 PM #

    And a very nice house it is! I have to admit that there were things I intended to correct after our move which I never got back to


    • Sam November 26, 2020 at 9:59 PM #

      I’m sure I won’t get to everything but I need to get the kitchen arranged in a more useable way. There’s a lot of poorly utilized space just so it was all put somewhere haha.


  4. Davida Chazan November 27, 2020 at 2:23 AM #

    We’re moving in a couple weeks ourselves, but we can’t do that little-by-little bit as you did. We’ve got to get it all done in one fell swoop, with professional movers. I’m sure it will take me AGES to get organized afterwards. I am already hating packing things up and I just wish I could go to sleep and wake up in the new place! Enjoy your new home!


    • Sam November 27, 2020 at 7:10 AM #

      Good luck! We’ve had to do the one-day moves twice so I know the agony of it. At least you get professional movers to take some of the big things. I’d love that. Good luck!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Rae Longest November 30, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

    Congratulations on it being behind you!


    • Sam November 30, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      Thank you! Hopefully not again for years and years.

      Liked by 1 person

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