Copy of 4 Things I Learned While Moving (2)

For anyone just joining us on our wild adventure; this will be the 5th time Justin and I have moved since originally moving to Charlotte in July of 2014. For some people that might not seem like a lot but for me its been tough! My parents have lived in the same house for nearly 30 years. I envy their consistency, especially when it comes time to change the address at the DMV {ugh!!}. And although we have big goals to one day build our dream home, right now the rental game is what we play. Here are 4 Things I’ve Learned While Moving:

  1. Moving can be surprisingly good for the soul. Change can be good. Its a chance to purge and really take a long hard look at all the things we unknowingly accumulate. Within the first few trips from one home to the next, I realized I had moved 6 vacuum seal bags of clothes that I never wear! The best place to bring your excess home goods and clothes is Goodwill. You can even get a tax right off for your donation! Although I might not be ready to lead a minimalist life, it feels good to keep only the necessities and do something good with the excess.
  2. Its okay to take your time. The hardest part for me is not feeling settled. I want to rush and purchase all the new shiny things to make the house feel like our home. But it seems like funds dry up very quickly after the security deposits have been paid and the u-haul has been ordered. Justin has been really patient with me and we are working to prioritize what we need vs. what we would like to feel comfortable in our new home.
  3. Don’t forget about the pets. Moving isn’t just a big change for you, it can also be overwhelming for your pets! I would suggest taking your pets to visit your new home before you move everything in, so they can smell and get used to this new setting! And don’t forget to make sure they are taken care of on move in day! The last thing you want is a pup under your feet while moving a king size bed down the stairs.
  4. Out with the old and in with the new. Similar to #1, moving is the best time to take a look at what in your house just isn’t cutting it anymore! That old recliner that doesn’t actually recline anymore… probably should go! And although this doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy all new things, it is so much easier to get rid of the clutter while moving rather than trying to get rid of it after the fact.

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We are just about all settled in. The pictures are hung and for now the beds are made. We have a strict open door policy for all family and friends, and I can’t wait to entertain our first guests. Another chapter and another adventure for Justin and I and there is no one else I would rather have by my side.

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