I thought we had the house all locked in but the fact is, you never know what will happen until the keys are in your hand and sometimes God has another plan for you. My heart feels as though we aren’t going to get the house after all and I believe that may end up being for the best. I really do like my neighborhood but I can’t pay more than my budget allows me to and I refuse to pay more than what I believe the house is worth.
There is so much out there that does fit all of my criteria and would give us what we need in a house. I don’t feel discouraged yet. I am pleased to still be working away at organizing and purging. Tonight I was going to try to finish cleaning under the kitchen sink. I will have before and after pictures that might just get your organizing juices flowing as well!
Today I decided that I am going to try to get organized for this move. When you have so many things that need to be done and all of it is swimming around in your head, it makes things stressful. Especially when there are children involved.
I have learned to live and die by my Google calendar, tasks and GMail. I love that it is what I use at work, what I use at home, what my husband uses and what is compatible with my Android phone. When I decided to get organized, I thought to myself, I should create tasks for Scott and I to do for the move. I started creating my lists and then I added due dates as a motivator. Without a due date, I just procrastinate!
I have been working to purge and organize over the last few months, anticipating that we would be buying a house and having to move. When I see the areas of my home in my mind’s eye, I don’t see anything that is going to be super challenging except the garage and kitchen. We are also trying to sell a couch and a desk before we move. We won’t have room for them in our new house and I frankly need the money to fund other things! Hopefully we get those items sold and start packing things that are not essential up now. I am hoping to have keys the week before we move so that on the weekend, we can just move the furniture. That is the plan for now, as things shift we will too.
I am really getting excited and nervous and stressed. We are moving in two weeks. It went by so fast that I can’t really tell you that we are at all ready?! I have been pinning decorating ideas for the new house on Pinterest. Does that count as getting ready to move? Probably not.
Nothing like trying to move the week before school starts. That seems like a brilliant decision on our part. Oh-well. I have already given notice on our house so I guess there is no turning back! We are just moving across the street but for anyone who has never done that, I will tell you, it is WAY harder than moving a long distance.
Hopefully we will be ready! The time is almost here!