Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Anatomy of a Move Part 1

Todd and I are moving into the new house in just two weeks. We have lived in our current house for just over 6 years, and it's amazing how stuff accumulates in every nook and cranny when you've lived somewhere that long. You don't even notice it until you have to put it all into boxes.

We have packed up about 70% of our stuff and put it into storage so the house would show better. Now we need to get down to business and pack up the rest--our clothes, our kitchen stuff, the crap we've jammed into closets, the laundry/workshop room. Etc.

Before I get into the guts of moving house. I had to show you this picture. Todd and I keep a dry erase marker in the bathroom, so we can write notes to each other on the mirror. I usually write reminders--like the one I wrote last Friday to remind him not to forget his sandwiches for his ski trip. He usually draws me funny pictures. Like this one:

Now, let's get into my new series, called "The Anatomy of a Move." On Sunday we went to the new house to do a walk through with the seller. We had a few unanswered questions, and we met with the seller to get some answers. I didn't take pics of the interior, because the seller still lives in the house and I didn't want to make him uncomfortable. So here are some pics of the outside.

This is our new street:
This is the front of our new house:

This is the deck on the back of the house:

And now we get to the actual guts of the move. This is the closet in our spare bedroom that needs to be packed. Believe it or not, this closet has been cleaned out, and unnecessary clothing has been donated:

This is our pantry. I imagine it'll take roughly 524 boxes to pack its contents. I don't think I'll be doing any grocery shopping until after we move. Canned peas and popcorn for dinner every night! YAY!

This is our spice/mug cabinet. That whole top shelf is all mugs. You know, for the time when I will have an entire army over for coffee:

This is our plate/glass cabinet. Our current kitchen only has 5 cabinets, and the others are being used for mixing bowls, pots and pans, and containers. So we only had 1 cabinet for our plates and glasses. I will be excited in the new house to have these in separate cabinets, and not have to move a bunch of glasses so I can get a plate. Oh, and looky here, more mugs:
This will be the hardest room to pack. The workshop room. Look at all this stuff that's hanging over the bench:

This is the toolbox. I think it weighs roughly a metric ton. It's on wheels so I am not sure we'll need to pack it all up. Still, lots of tools inside:

And then we have the random crap shelf. Believe it or not, this has been pared down quite a bit:

I think we're going to need more boxes.

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Blogger ME said...

Congrats on the house!! It looks beautiful! I sure don't envy you, I hate moving.

February 27, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The new house looks great!

I hate moving. I'm always amazed at how much stuff you can accumulate in a house.

February 27, 2008 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

I hate moving. HATE it.

That's an excellent idea about the dry erase marker. Hmm...

February 28, 2008 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger *~*Cece*~* said...

When we decide to move i'm scared of cleaning our our hallway closet that houses everything form the extra toiletry supplies, brushes, blankets, iraon, watter bottle, gift bags and who knows what else. That closet alone makes me NOT want to ever move. It scares me.

I love your new house!

March 7, 2008 at 11:54 PM  

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