The day has finally arrived! We got the keys to our new apartment 🙂 I am beyond excited for this change in our lives. It almost feels like a fresh start…or a clean slate if you will. We are only moving a few miles from where we have been living but where we will be is so much nicer and much safer which is a big thing! One of the main reasons we decided to relocate to the city where we now live was because as someone sight impaired I could be more independent with going places as there are fixed route buses. I am really looking forward to getting some of that independence back now that we will be in a safer area.
I must say there is nothing like packing to move to show you how much stuff you have accumulated over the years! With the packing comes the tossing out of the things that you never use or didn’t even remember you had. I realized last night that there were THREE cabinets in my kitchen I never open. And in turn that means I never use the things in those cabinets. Craziness. 95% of what was in them will not be going with us to the new place. What a way to de-clutter your life!
The days it will take to move will be tiring but SO WORTH IT!
If I have learned nothing else from this move so far I have learned this:
It is completely okay to BUY your moving boxes (yay for things not smelling like produce when it’s unpacked lol) $1.09 at Wal-Mart
Do not forget tape and markers!
Do not wait until the last minute to start packing!!!!! We are 2/3 of the way done packing at this point I think.
Do not forget to LABEL THE BOXES!
A dolly comes in very handy. Don’t own one? You can rent them! ($10 at U-Haul)
If at all possible stagger your move-in and move-out date if you can. Much less stress this way! It gives you more time to move as well as clean the previous place.
The move will officially begin tomorrow and I can’t wait until we are settled. Then it will be time to relax and enjoy our new home!
Cleaning out the past, packing up the present and preparing for a much better future!