Thursday, 16 April 2015

Moving and me (part 3)


The last in my 'Moving and me' saga, I'm so frigging happy about this. To say it has been a stressful episode in my life would be an understatement.

If you missed it here are my other posts

Moving Part 1 
Moving part 2

The actual moving part of the move wasn't as bad as anticipated, perhaps because I was dreading it so much. It was stressful and it did take longer then I wanted it to, but it was a big relief when we were finally in.

The un-packing part has been fun (this might just be one of my weird likes) as I like organising, tidying and finding a place for everything.

The whole move was made easier by the fact the new house is so amazing and it hands down beats where we were before.

My moving realisations

* Random one to start and might just me but, I realised for 18th birthdays you get shot glasses for 21st you get wine glasses and for your 30th you get champagne glasses, all of which you will never use.

* My other half has more shoes then me, I'm not impressed by this.

* If your reason for keeping something is 'Just incase' then you'll never remember you had it, never mind use it! I had lots of 'just incase' items. like party poppers, rolls of strings and paperclips.

* White tack, which is Blue tacks cheaper counterpart (£1 land special) doesn't come off walks and dry's like chewing gum.

* Moving destroys your nails #Fact. My nails are beyond repair at the moment :(

* There will always be the odd box that you put out of sight (behind the sofa) left to unpack, that contains unessential items that you cant face chucking away but have no place for, like birthday banners face paint and batteries.

* When cleaning the old house, for the last time before returning the keys, you will feel like you lived in a dirty hovel and you will be ashamed of how grubby it looks! You will then vow to clean the new house obsessively. When In reality, everyone has stuff hidden behind the fridge, the washing machine and in places you cant reach. Its just not possible to clean every inch of your house all the time.

* The promise to clear out all the junk from the garage before the move is all LIES!! the junk just gets moved from the old garage to the new one! Junk Fail!!

* A week later you still forget where things are and you'll find yourself rushing around to find something you need just before leaving the house, like an umbrella, which was later found in the garage - of course!

* I have to hold my hands up and say, Monday morning after the school run I actually drove to the old house by mistake! I know this makes me sound like a complete idiot, but in my defence it was a Monday morning and the first day back at school after the Easter hol's.

* The biggest realisation and hardship has been the no wifi issue. Apparently it takes 2 whole weeks to change it over!!

* Kids are actually allot more resilient then we give them credit for. I prepared myself for all kinds of drama's but both my kids settled in real quickly. They both seem very happy, my son loves the garden so spends most of his time doing laps of the lawn and my daughter has the biggest bedroom so she's in her eliminate.

I hope and pray that I never have to move again.  
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  1. Aww congrats on the new house! I'm glad it's not just me who struggles with the "just in case" items!! Oh and I defo think you need to go shopping for shoes if hubby has more than you!!

    X Becca #binkylinky

    1. I agree, I feel ashamed by the fact he has more than me so I'm making sure this changes!!
      Thanks for stopping by x

  2. Good on you for moving in the first place! It's very stressful. My first family home move was the same year I got married and moved to a fairly stressful job. Was a pretty incredible year. And shoes win hands down! #binkylinky

    1. Wow that's too much stress in one year for one person, poor you! I want to move from a stressful job but I'll leave the wedding stress, I don't think I can handle that kind of stress. Good on you for getting through it all, sane. Thanks for stopping by x

  3. Congrats on the new house. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky