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Update on our planned and not so much moves September 3, 2013

Posted by life2d in House.

So, we were moving at the end of July and I was worried our stuff might not fit in the 17′ truck I have reserved. That fear was laid to rest a couple of days before the move by being upgraded to a 20′ truck due to availability issues at our rental location. Score! Problem was, we were still packing for most of the time the loaders were putting stuff on the truck. Very stressful! I do not recommend it. All we had left at that point was part of the kitchen to pack and we still managed to leave behind a whole drawer full of utensils. Do not underestimate how time consuming packing dishes really is. Lesson learned!

Once we arrived, the four of us unloaded the truck. The things we brought, plus the things that were already there, was enough to make the two bedroom house over crowded. Again, very stressful. We tried for the most part to put the things where they belonged and since most of the boxes (minus the last minute ones) were clearly color coded with the place they should go, it worked out great locating something in a pinch by checking the master list. That was definitely worth doing.

A couple of days in, while working on cleaning the kitchen cabinets so I could start unpacking our dishes, I notice one of the drawers that was previously clean, was now full with what looked like very fine coffee grinds. Called the landlady in (she was in the backyard supervising the work on a new patio) and she had no idea what it was either. I felt it was bug related (I was fearing eggs) and asked for an exterminator. Next day, his diagnosis was termites. In fact, so bad that the only way to go was tenting the house. At this point we decided we are out of there. Gave our 30 day notice and started looking for a new place.

Long story short, a month after our move, we moved again. We were mostly packed since we never bothered to unpack once we decided we were not staying. This move went much better, even though we moved into a much smaller place. It helped to make a few extra trips by car before we came with the truck, just so we can have some of the stuff unpacked and in its place before bringing the bulk of our possessions.

And in a couple of weeks I shall start a new wave of declutter. My plan is to reduce our stuff by half. Here is what was accomplished since my last post:


201 items

511 bottles recycled $23.01


357 items


18 Scrapbooking magazines $11.50

18 Cross stitch books & supplies $7.5

36 Disney pins $101

2 pin bags $43

book $10

washer & dryer $150

fridge $100

Dresser $40

3 trading cards $7

Brought in:

Toilet Paper Holder  -$8

Shower Curtain & Rings  -$3.50

Plunger  -$19.65

Toaster  -$8

Seller fees (July)    -$17.58

Seller fees (August)    -$21.31


2049 + 1284 (bottles)

Total: 3333/2013




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