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Updates-Non financial

May 8th, 2017 at 04:48 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?

3 Responses to “Updates-Non financial”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    How exciting that your older son and family will be so close!

    Every time I have moved, I have been too overwhelmed to be very efficient about getting rid of stuff. I usually take it and get rid of it on the other end, when I have time. Not the best, I know.

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds wonderful to reassemble family so nearby. We have moved several times and each time out lifestyle changed. When we downsized I sold, consigned, re-gifted, donated and trash about 50% oolidaysf our stuff. 3 months after the move, I went through the stuff retained but not being used...in boxes under the stairs or in the garage. I got rid of 50% of the excess. As holidays or special events zipped by, I re-evaluated what was used and what was excessive. Our family agreed, items not used were not needed and candidates to relinquish.

    Have you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Author outlines a fresh way of rating belongings. I've a few sentimental pieces but I've made it a point to use my grand dad's old roll top desk and my dad's favorite chair. The chair needs the springs re-done to be useful but it has moved to various rooms as 'decor.'

    I think you need several months living in new accommodations to understand how the new place 'lives' and what you use and therefore need. What items do you love? I've learned to let go of things that have bad memories or negative connotations. Life throws enough challenges so we can avoid things that we dislike like the heavy furniture you'd mentioned. Wishing you well on the move. What an exciting change to contimplate.

  3. Laura S. Says:

    Thanks snafu. I will have to check out that book. CB, yes I am pretty happy to have my family all nearby other than my daughter (who I am sure will work on it now!).

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