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Chaos!

May 25th, 2017 at 08:11 pm

It's the calm before the storm. My daughter, her bff, bff's daughter, and my son's bff (who lives down by my daughter) area on their way up from south Florida. Tomorrow is my son's graduation. They will stay through Saturday. Then it is the final push for packing before we get the moving truck Tuesday.

At this point I am mush. I am completely mentally and physically exhausted. I spent a ton of time this week selling DH's stuff on FB Marketplace this week. I asked more than he was going to and got full price offers on all but one item. I finally had to say no more. After all, I am working on top of all of this!

Anyhow, I wanted to wish you all a safe holiday weekend. If nothing else I will check in late next week after I "back in the mitten" (MI).

Question for those who are landlords or renters

May 16th, 2017 at 06:54 pm

I am being told I have to leave the electricity and water on in my name for 5 business days after I leave. Is this normal? It is not in my lease, but it is on the checkout list I received when I gave my notice. I talked to the property manager and told her I am not comfortable for paying for a place I no longer live in legally after the 31st. She was polite, but she said this is standard and I won't receive my deposit if I turn the utilities off early. This house is owned by an individual not a company. I also have no idea if anyone will be living here in those five days. I know when I moved in, it was one day after the other tenant left.

Facebook Marketplace Success

May 13th, 2017 at 06:49 pm

I never paid attention to FB Marketplace before. I rarely use the FB app, but I ran across the marketplace recently and put stuff up on it this morning. We made $275 dollars today! Within minutes, I had replies for two dressers, and old kitchen table and chairs and a gas grill.

I am waiting on the person to pick up the table and chairs, but the others showed up within an hour. This is so much easier than a garage sale or Craigslist.

This is stuff that my husband owned for years, so it is his money (although he gave me $40 for putting it all up).

Now I need to look around and make sure I don't have anything else I personally need to sell.

Updates-Non financial

May 8th, 2017 at 11:48 am

I had my regular job this weekend but no mystery shops, so I did some major packing. A lot of my stuff was never unpacked. However, I had went through all the boxes, so I had condensed some boxes into smaller ones and taped them back up.

I got rid of a few more things. DH got rid of a ton of stuff (mostly clothes and books). We also had my son and his friend bring the dressers downstairs to the garage. I am going to put those and the kitchen table up on FB Marketplace. They are antiques that are DH's, and he does not want them. I have always hated the style (very big and bulky). I am hoping someone who loves antiques will want to refinish them. I told DH he might not get much, but I am hoping he gets something, as he needs the money.

We still have three weeks, but we really HAD to get this stuff done. The house is up for rent, and I have to allow potential tenants to walk through.

The big news is my older son, his wife and my grandkids are moving too! They will be in the same apartment complex. I am so excited! I will have to be very careful with the budget with the grandkids so close. They are currently in Florida as well but 600 miles away. They will join us in MI in mid-July.

When you have moved, have you given away or sold what you didn't want/need?

Updates-Non financial

May 8th, 2017 at 11:48 am

I had my regular job this weekend but no mystery shops, so I did some major packing. A lot of my stuff was never unpacked. However, I had went through all the boxes, so I had condensed some boxes into smaller ones and taped them back up.

I got rid of a few more things. DH got rid of a ton of stuff (mostly clothes and books). We also had my son and his friend bring the dressers downstairs to the garage. I am going to put those and the kitchen table up on FB Marketplace. They are antiques that are DH's, and he does not want them. I have always hated the style (very big and bulky). I am hoping someone who loves antiques will want to refinish them. I told DH he might not get much, but I am hoping he gets something, as he needs the money.

We still have three weeks, but we really HAD to get this stuff done. The house is up for rent, and I have to allow potential tenants to walk through.

The big news is my older son, his wife and my grandkids are moving too! They will be in the same apartment complex. I am so excited! I will have to be very careful with the budget with the grandkids so close. They are currently in Florida as well but 600 miles away. They will join us in MI in mid-July.

When you have moved, have you given away or sold what you didn't want/need?