I think this is the first move I have been excited about!! A few of our dear friends have already moved to where we are going. It is going to be so much fun living near them again! We also have a probability of staying there for awhile, which is in and of itself AWESOME!
We aren't moving too far this time, just a few hours up the road. Though we are sad to be leaving such amazing people in this town we have come to love, we know that moving is a part of our life. We have four months to prepare this time, which is great! We are able to enjoy the holidays with family. We can really purge our belongings.
Seriously, I am so excited to go through everything and organize our belongings so that things make better sense. My first project... besides the kids' bathroom and the pantry and the laundry room, all of which I have already done... is to organize all of the craft supplies! Currently, the child craft supplies are located in the great room in an antiqued dresser. The coloring books, though, are kept in Missy's room so that she has access to them all the time. My craft supplies are kept in my closet. This system is working and it isn't working. The amount of supplies is growing, so something has to be done. I saw this nifty craft organizer on one of my favorite blogs, iHeartOrganizing, here. I am so excited to get this! I checked our local Target last night and they didn't have it in store. Boo! So I will be ordering it soon!! Here is what it looks like:
I'm pretty sure this organization-kick is due to "The Accident." I always find myself redoing my library with a new system, or going through cabinets, or combing through closets when I'm stressed about something. It's a way to keep myself busy, and its one of the ways I find peace... along with praying, reading, blaring music, and singing.
We still haven't decided if we are going to have movers move us, or if we are going to do it ourselves. We still have some time. Packing the house with Missy and Budboy running around makes me nervous, so we'll see.
What do you tend to do before a move? Any moving tips and/or tricks you want to share?