Things You Forget When You Haven't Moved In A While

  • You don’t have internet at the new place yet.  So, no, you cannot live blog your move.
  • Anything that’s not in a box?  The movers won’t take that.  Get ready to take trip #5 in your car.
  • When it’s a local move, it is very tempting to say, “We’ll come back for that.”  This is stupid.  Just leave it behind, since you won’t use it anyway and it’ll just take up space in storage.  Storage space you don’t have.
  • When it starts raining during your move, you don’t get to finish later.  You are now Moving In The Rain. It’s awesome.  Except kinda not.
  • Your toothbrush is just as important as the hammer, and both should be packed in your purse.  Not in a box where you can’t find them at midnight when you’re (almost) done with moving.  In the rain.
  • Your new neighborhood gets pizza delivery, unlike your old one.  GET ONE.

We’re here, we’re in one piece, we’re pretty sure we have a stove (even though we can’t find it just yet).  Exhausting, grueling work to move six people from a house where they’ve lived for seven years, but a super exciting new chapter to our lives.

Next installment:

  • What to do when your sewing tables are too big to get through the door at the old house and have to be partially dismantled, and then STILL won’t fit in the door at the new house
  • How to meet deadlines in the midst of moving and taking two trips out of town while corralling four children and maintaining your sanity
  • More pizza

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  • Kim
    June 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    God luv ya, woman, I’d be cussing a blue streak at this point, but you are still entertaining us.

  • Dolores @ A Labour of Love
    June 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    How terribly brave of you! Moving house in general is a nightmare, let alone with kids. I commend you for surviving. You must have a very special goal in sight, that would be the only reason I would consider uprooting my tribe and I’m dying to know what it is.


  • jes
    June 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    sending empathy. the nice thing about moving is that it’s like giving birth, you will forget (or repress) all this beginning stuff.

  • Rae
    June 28, 2011 at 8:19 am

    TOTALLY feeling for you!!! And that will be US this weekend, eating the pizza and swearing when things don’t fit through doors.

    Hope everything comes together soon!

  • Cindy
    June 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Don’t forget the ice cream, with hot fudge and peanuts, and m&m’s, and oreo cookies and…… Hope all goes smooth you are a trooper!

  • Janimal
    June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Wowsers. They should deliver wine with that pizza!

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    June 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Oh, ice cream – very good idea! Well, I’m sorry for the trouble, but it made a great post, anyway =). Moving is the pits.

  • Clover@farrbetterlife
    July 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Ugghh moving. It is on the horizon for us. Thanks that take out for days is better than insanity and to pack it all so we arent running back and forth. Oh someone else taught me to make sure I know where the bolts for the crib are.

  • Mika
    July 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Can’t wait to hear all about the new dream home.

  • Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional
    July 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I’ll be doing the same thing in 2 weeks. Except that we haven’t found a house to move in to yet!

  • Emily
    July 8, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Hope it all goes smoothly from here on out! We moved recently too and it was pouring… our “moving help” (my brother in laws and uncle) kept insisting we should wait and move the next day… really? you can’t just spur of the moment change moving plans! It stopped within the first trip at least!