Moving has taught me a few things...

To give yall an update. We are all moved out, with no renters. Our renters were supposed to sign the lease yesterday at 12 noon.... and at 12 noon, they started acting really shady. Therefore, we hurried our move for nothing. Oh well at least it is done now. Back to Craigslist to find more renters.

We are currently living in my parents basement until our next house is ready. I will describe more about that later. So yes, it may seem strange that our little family is living with my folks, but I really think it is going to be lots of fun. We have one full house right now, and Keating is loving seeing his Shonnie and Gpaw every day!

Packing up a house is SERIOUS work! I bought my house when I was 23 and in the last 3 years I not only acquired a husband but also a baby! We had TONS of stuff to move. Moving taught me a few things.

1. We can get by with a lot less than I thought we could. Stuff that I NEEDED, was easily thrown away when we had to store the things we wouldnt be using for the next 3 months. I got rid of BAGS of stuff. Things that were once so important are now gone.

2. I shouldnt shop the clearance rack. I would say 90% of clothes that I got rid of, were all red sticker "deals." I think I buy things impulsively because its a good deal, not because I need it. As Clark Howard says, "If you dont need it, then it isnt a good deal." The things I actually budgeted and saved my pretty pennies for, were much better investments.

3. I will never be a size 2 again in my life Those pants that I have been hiding in the back of the closet arent going to grace these child bearing hips ever again. My body has changed, and I'm okay with that. It was worth it =) Therefore, I ditched the pants to stop reminding me daily that they dont fit. I dont need the stress.

4. No matter how clean I think my house is, it really isnt. There was SO MUCH DUST once we moved all of the furniture out. Eww! Its nasty to think that dust and hair is hiding out under the rugs and furniture while we were living there. My next house I will have a roomba.

Well back to unpacking and organizing.


  1. Ugh. Moving is a ton of work. Good luck with the unpacking!!

  2. I hear ya, girl! We just relocated last week from SC to GA and unpacking has been my demise! We have a MUCH larger house than before, yet I still can't find enough room to put everything! We definitely need to go through and get rid of stuff but I live with a pack rat who has sentimental attachments to everything, so I have to slowly weed through his things when he's away at work...lol!

    Good luck with your move and I hope you can find better renters that don't flake out on you!

  3. glad the move went well and sorry about the renters! I'm sure you will find people soon...your house is so cute! can't wait to hear about the new house!

  4. I had jeans like yours looming in my closet too..but I actually felt better when I got rid of them!!! Way to go! We are moving too and these are all valid tips!

  5. I must be behind on your blog...I didn't know you were moving? Did you buy a new house that is not ready yet? Are you building? or are you totally moving to a new area?

  6. i hate moving...... the process, not the result.. we seem to do it all the time. in a couple of months we will make our 3rd move in 2 years. OMG. what are we doing!? ;)

    good luck getting reliable renters!

  7. And Shonnie and G-paw LOVE seeing our little man every day!

  8. i think you're absolutely right about shopping the clearance racks....unless i find something on there that i was already looking for, i need to put it down and walk away. my closet is full of that stuff too and i more often than not pass it on to goodwill. thanks for giving me a little wake-up call. and no matter what mr. chinese man says, i think you are amazing! xoxo

  9. I hope you find renters soon. Living with 2 mortgages is NO fun. We did it for almost 2 Long years before my condo sold in Charlotte. We'd love to buy, but refuse to put ourselves back in that situation again with the market being so bad.

    Good Luck!

  10. We are in the process of moving right now and I am AMAZED at all the stuff I thought we needed.. that we do not.. so box after box off to Goodwill, we were offered a full move where they pack everything and we declined so we could "crew" down...

  11. You sound JUST like us! We're living with our parents after camp until we find a new house downtown . . . and now our renters are acting sketch too! I hate it! I'll be praying y'all find someone new fast! :-)


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