:: moving in & moving on

Okay, let me just start my saying what the heck was I thinking when I agreed to move. Oh my, I think I never really thought through all the work and stress that would be involved. All I can say is that never never will I bring everything with me ever again when I move....
can we just say "too much stuff".

Well anyway, I wanted to share a pretty picture with you so above is the kitchen before we officially moved in. So lovely, clean & serene....this photo makes me want to simplify even more.

Here's what it looked like during the moving in process.  STUFF EXPOLOSION. I'm pretty sure it was multiplying in the truck. I seriously thought we'd never get out from under the piles.

By the way, there are two ways to have a professional mover move you. 

OPTION 1, they pack you up, unload the boxes stack them into mountains & leave you to it.
End Result....lots & lots of boxes & packing paper to deal with. 

OPTION 2, they pack & they unpack...putting things on any available surface {they DO NOT put things away for you}. End Result....piles of stuff, & they take all the packing mess : ).

Can you guess which option we chose?

Ha Ha...yep Option 2.

Crazy Huh.

Well here's the plus side to Option 2....you HAVE to deal with the stuff, lest you live in an episode of hoarders forever {no offense to any hoarders, love that show...and I'm pretty sure I have some hoarding tendencies}. I went that route the last time I moved and it took me nearly a year to deal with the boxes. In the end I lost a whole box of swimsuits & a pair of rx glasses to Goodwill {that's how hubs deals with boxes of stuff ha ha}. 

It was a pretty mountain of boxes though : ).

Not to say that my house is in complete order yet....far from it, but I have dealt with a lot of the stuff {should have dealt with it more before I moved...holy mess} anyway, hindsight you know.

Oh did I mention that during the move I turned 40 and buried my grandfather the same day.
Needless to say so far 40 hasn't been so great. I've had more than my share of breakdowns, and If you've been with me long you know what I'm talking about.

Moving is stressful business....especially when it happens so fast.

It's been over a month now, and I'm starting to feel a little more settled. Still lots & lots of stuff to deal with/get rid of...ha ha you may even see some of it pop up here on the blog. Oh yeah, we also decided to downsize in this move....hence too much stuff & not enough space.

So if you've seen anything here on the blog that you love just tell me & if it fits it ships. Ha Ha.

Stay tuned for more house updates.

{peace, love & hugs}

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  1. I have moved many times in my life and I did learn the hard way that you don't need to take everything. It can quickly overwhelm you. I wish you happy housewarming on your new home and sympathy to you and your family regarding the loss of your grandfather. The last time we moved, my grandfather dies as well. It made everything very challenging and I wasn't very motivated to start new/decorate,etc. Take you time and enlist someone to help out!

  2. Carrie, the kitchen is beautiful! You'll get all settled in but it takes time. I took me 6 months probably to feel like our new house was actually home. Now it does. :) Can't wait to see what you do with the space.

    I'm so sorry about your grandfather. There's never a good time to say good-bye to someone you love.

  3. You'll get through all of it! I know your house will be a great home.

  4. Can't wait to see the "home tour" even if it is in 6 months!! ;) I love the kitchen already!! :) One step at a time.....

  5. I unpack for a company but we actually put things away after consulting with the homeowner. I am a Professional Organizer so I know what I am doing. While I've heard of unpackers doing as you describe (it's a tiny bit helpful), not all of us do that. I have had the pleasure of setting up many kitchens. It's my favorite part (until I get to the junk drawer boxes). Enjoy making your house a home, I loved your previous one!


I love seeing your lovely faces & reading your sweet comments. Thanks for taking the time to visit me : ) * I do my best to respond by e-mail, if I miss you please forgive me. peace & love * Carrie

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