……..we find out that another moving day is around the corner.
I discovered an envelope this morning, laying on our newspaper on our front porch this morning. Inside was a 60 day notice for us to move out. It’s not because we were delinquent in paying our rent or threw wild parties, thus disturbing the neighbors. Our landlord just wants to move back into his home. He had been living with his parents while he finished college, to lower his expenses, so he rented his house to us during that time. We had planned to move…………next year. However, those plans have been accelerated for us. So now, it’s time for us to move on. There is a chance that we may be able to rent a house nearby, so already, this situation may not be as big of a concern as it was this morning.
So, I need to pack. I already have my “New-House-Starter-Box” set up. It’s really a laundry basket with some of those basic things one needs on the first night (in our experience, they’ve been late nights because we’re assembling beds and trying to get mattresses to lay just right on box springs) after moving into a new house (toiletries, fresh towels and bedsheets).
The last time we decided to move, we had 6 months to pack, plan and prepare for it. This time, we have 60 days (more like 59 now as of this post).
Can we do this in 60 days or less? I believe we can!
Can we do it without getting stressed out……….I’ll get back to you on that! We will try
You guys have a lead on a house nearby? Great! 60 days isn’t a lot of time to pack up an entire house and garage, but you can do it. Actually, it would be much worse if you had to also work an 8-5, M-F job. Can you imagine working all day and then packing all night and every weekend too? It’s a blessing for you to be home right now! It’s always hard to know where to start. Not that I’ve moved a lot, but I do change up rooms and have work done that requires packing. I usually start with the walls and decorations (stuff I don’t need to use daily). Then I move to the garage (more stuff I don’t use daily). I usually find stuff to donate when doing this. At least the kids are old enough to help pack up their own rooms with some packing guidance (to some degree, right?)