finally going to move

@sanell (2113)
United States
February 25, 2007 9:29pm CST
sorry for the caps, but we did sell our house and now we have to figure out where we are going to be living. I have been given a bunch of houses to look at but they are all nothing that i wouuld want to buy, we agreed that we would only buy what we couuld afford so that we could use the rest of the money we have been able to keep from spending to spend on other items we absolutely need for our home. I mean our new home, I will be doing probably a lot of garage sale-ing so that i can find some items that i can convert to be used for the new home. It is going to be tight but it will be a nice change to have my husband back working and me getting the kids into school and settling for longer than just 2 years in one home. Hoping that this is for sure our last time we are only in a home for 2 years...I hate moving
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7 responses
• United States
26 Feb 07
Oh I wish you luck on this chore. Don't forget about www.freecycle.com Your sure to get awesome finds. I also hate moveing I have to do it so often. I refuse to stay with slum lords. I am so ready to buy a house. I just have to continue to pay my credit report off. Do you plan to rent until you buy a new house. This could be another move.
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@sanell (2113)
• United States
14 Mar 07
we are so lucky but my mom has two rentals and onew is vacant. we just have to pay utilities but we will probably pay her half of what she normally charges plus she is going to help out with the kids while I help with getting us back on our feet since we both are not working and my home biz is not enough for the entire family yet!!
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
28 Mar 07
moving is better if you pay someone else to do it
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
26 Feb 07
good luck to you in finding a home. we are staying put also. we bought this house only 3 years ago but plan to stay here. we hate to move also. it`s a big job.
@sanell (2113)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I know moving is a huge pain in the bum....We have found a home though and hoping to get into it, it is tough though because the sellers are really wanting to get as much as they can out of it which we can understand but sometimes it is what it is, and what they want is just not realistic at all. we made a counter to their counter and really hoping they just consider it and take it, we are so close to what they want that I wouuld think they would just clear it off their books and just take the money but not sure what they still owe on the house if any thing at all
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
I know where you are coming from when you say staying in one place for more than 2 years. We have been renting this place for 9 years before that in a 5 year period we moved 5 times. It drove me crazy. I am glad you have sold your house and I hope you find something new very soon.
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@sanell (2113)
• United States
14 Mar 07
thanks a ton you are sweet. hopefully it all works ut but only time will tell. I have so much on my plate it be ridiculous
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Feb 07
moving out is a tough task..especially if your still in the process of choosing the best house for your family and cheaper..and besides its very tiresome ..i mean the process of moving out..well anyway hope you gonna find a suitable for your family and goodluck then..
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Great congratulations have a great life after your move
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Moving is definitely not very fun and is very time consuming and a lot of work needs to be done to move and get settled. Congratulations on selling your home as it is a tough market these days and I hope that you and your husband have found a nice place and enjoy it very much once you move in and get settled.
@palmersb (21)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I am the poster child of moving- or at least I should be. My husband is a pastor and has moved me from town to town. It is definitely no fun to have to "start over" every 2-3 years, and I identify and sypathize with you. The one thing that has kept me sane (did I say sane?) during a move is that the moment I find out we are leaving, I start packing. I make sure that I pack at least one box per day. Here's how it works for me: Clear out one room. Designate that as the "moving room." Then, as you pack your box each day, stack it in the moving room. Also, don't pack anything you can replace once you get to where you are going. I know that sounds crazy, but if you can replace salt, why pack it? Donate what you can- others can use it, and you'll have less to stress over. One other thing. About the yard-saling thing. Yard sales can be fun, especially if you make them so. Tell yourself that the things you get there are temporary, and that you don't have to keep them, just use them for a while until you get them replaced with something you want. Once my husband and I had a yard sale when we were moving. We thought we would make a little money for the move, so we put a lot of stuff out on the lawn. Well, this lady came by and asked my husband if she could look inside. I had stepped around back for some reason, but when I came back to the front yard, there was that lady carrying out a little antique chair that I had bought. She waved it in the air and yelled "Look what I found!" and as if that weren't enough of an insult, she then yelled "and it only cost me 50 cents!" Well! I looked right at my husband and said "What do you think you are doing? My chair? Fifty cents? Are you nuts?" I then went inside and brought out his table that sat beside the bed that he had his lamp on to read by at night. I yelled "Today's bargain everyone, only 50 cents!" This man bought it immediately. My husband then turned on his heels and went into the house and brought out the lamp that was on my side of the bed. He yelled "50 cents!" Well, I suppose you get the picture. By the end of the day we had managed to sell everything on the lawn, and nearly everything in the house for about 50 cents a pop. Since we no longer had any furniture to sit on we sat on the floor and look at each other. "It's a good thing we still have each other," I told him, and we're still laughing about it. Remember, things are just things. Your space may be tight, but as long as you and your husband and kids are all there, it will always be a good fit. Good luck! My best wishes go with you!