A Moving We will Go

A moving we will go, a moving we will go, hi ho the dairy-o a moving we will go.

So 7 weeks to go and the move will be in progress if all goes according to plan. So this is the exciting and nervous part. I’ve got a lifetime of stuff at my house to filter through, trash, sort and pack. An attic full of decorations, collectibles, household items, and just downright junk! That’s a whole lot of crap to go through in a short amount of time.

So how do I get through it all in such a short amount of time? Hmm, I’m definitely a planner, so I need a plan, right? You know it. So a plan it is. I’m starting small, mostly to keep my family centered and calm. I’m going to go through the stuff in my attic section by section and filter out anything I no longer need, want or isn’t in good shape. You know how it is, out of sight, out of mind. I haven’t been up there in quite a while so I have no idea what left up there and what kind of shape it may be in either. So that’s the plan starting this week. It kinda goes like this:

Week 1 – Decorations, Collectibles, kitchen stuff, off-season clothes, etc.

Week 2 – Halloween & Thanksgiving

Week 3 – Christmas

Week 4 – Valentines Day & St. Patrick’s Day

Week 5 – Easter

Week 6 – Summer Holidays (4th of July, Memorial Day, etc)

So I figure as I go through each week, I can pack the things to move and pack the things to go. The things that go, can go right over to donate somewhere. I don’t have the time or patience for doing anything else.

So that leaves time in between to go through the stuff in my room and see what stays and what goes. It also gives me time to talk to my family about the move, something I am avoiding doing thus far. They are gonna to have difficulties with this change. They don’t do change well, but I look at it this way, I’m over 40 and it’s time I do something for myself instead of always doing for my family and avoiding what I want out of life.

And the last part is as I go through everything, I can make a list of all the things we need (in my estimation) for the new apartment. I love that we are taking this step towards a life away from our families, but it’s scary too. There are always adjustments when you move from just spending weekends and evenings together to spending every day together. But these adjustments will be well worth a future together.

The man in my life is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I know his story and he knows mine. We know what we’ve done right in past relationships and what we’ve screwed up royally too. This is the only way to make it work in my estimation.

The last thing is that I’m also a shopper (it’s the one thing I love even when I don’t buy anything). So I get to shop for new furniture (with his input of course) and household things as well. I love this part and I can do it all sitting at my computer to start. Then I can show him all the things I think we need and we can discuss how we get them.

To finalize this shopping planner is anxious and excited about the new turn in my life and I just wanted to share it with the world :)!

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