Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Big News!!

I guess I can make this official now...


WE'RE MOVING!!!

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. We I can do my favorite thing and ORGANIZE!! :) All before we have to move. There is no real rush!

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:


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You are probably thinking that it doesn't look like much... BUT... each drawer has its own lid!! AND, each drawer slides out easily, so the kiddos can grab the drawer with coloring books and crayons, for example, and take it to the table and then slide it back in the drawers when they are done! I am so excited by this chest of drawers! I'm sure the Hubs can't wait until it comes either... because then I'll stop talking about how I can't wait to get the craft supplies into it!! :) 

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?

10 comments:

  1. *Happy dance, happy dance!*

    Sorry, I'm a little excited about this move. I love your storage idea. Target also sells these awesome Lego containers (for when Titus is into that stage) they are totally awesome too! If you need me to watch the kiddos over night to get some unpacking done once you get here, just ask! -Liz

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    1. ooh!! We'll probably take you up on that!! It would at least allow us to set up their rooms so they are more settled!! And... she is getting a room makeover shortly after we get there... so maybe she can have a slumber party at your house so we can change up her room??! :)

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  2. Awesome! My aunt and uncle live there and have been there for 20+ years. ....best of luck to y'all with the big move!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey!! Do you ever visit them?! Maybe we can get the girls together!!

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  3. First off, I'm so happy you are moving here! It will be good to see you again. Secondly, when we made the move here we decided to do the whole thing by ourselves thinking we would make more money that way. We did make more money, but honestly for us, it wasn't worth it. It was a TON of work and took a LOT of time. I wish I had just organized and cleaned everything the way we wanted it, then let the movers do everything else. I as well love to organize and purge when we move, so I get excited as well. Good luck!!

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    1. You did the cross-country move yourself?! Wow!! The only reason we are considering doing it ourselves is because it is such a short move. We don't know if we want our stuff to be put in storage and delivered later when its a 2-3hr drive!! lol We'll see. Have to see how transportation can do it.

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  4. We were going back and forth when we moved back to Cali from Colorado, but finally decided on movers moving us. Well, we packed every thing except for the wall hangings, beds, major appliances, and TV's. The movers came and picked everything up, packed the above, moved, and unpacked it for us. We majorly purged too before our move, and ended up just under 4K for them to move us. It was totally worth it! So much less stress, and for us it ended up only costing about 1K more than if we had moved ourselves. I am sure it would be a lot less for you since you are not going as far, so I think you should totally look into it.

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  5. Congrats! Check out Pinterest! They always have great ideas!

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  6. I pack things by room then by necessity (Like how soon will I need this) Knick-Knacks and pics are always first to be taken down, then books and Movies (if I don't pack those right away I will get distracted) I keep a small box labeled junk drawer; this is always kept handy cause I find I need the junk draw things often. My junk drawer holds all forms of tape, scissors, permanent markers, pens, and containers to hold tacks and nails, a hammer and multi purpose screwdriver, and note pad paper. I seem to need these things often especially with moving. Good luck.

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