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Moving Out Quickly! (Part 2)

We are on Part 2 of “Moving Out Quickly”.  I am trying to hang on to my sanity while my house looks like it has been through an unnatural disaster.  Thankfully, I’ve had some flexibility with work and have been able to do a great deal of packing.  Here’s the run down on the last couple days:

We have officially bought out all of the Heavy Duty Boxes in the store

We have officially bought out all of the Heavy Duty Boxes in the store. . . and nice socks

Day – 5: We called the electric company and water company to make sure we weren’t missing anything when it comes to transferring ownership.  We gave the realtor that information to pass on.  I opened a P.O. Box and sent a mail forwarding notice in to the Post Office.  I stopped by the kiddo’s school to write a note that she would now be a car rider.  So far she has not missed any school in this huge transition.  The Hubby and I packed up our offices and emptied the bedroom closets except for our clothes.  At the end of the night, in a move of desperation, I made some Thanksgiving Pancakes to add some cheer and use up items in our pantry/fridge.  They were a success!  After that, I used a little deep tissue massage to work out a knot in the Hubby’s back so we can press on for the next day.  The pressure is starting to build.  We are all super excited the house has sold, but now I feel like we are running out of time.

Moving Out Quickly!

And… we are back to frantic mode again!  The hubby and I are so happy that the offer worked out, and we have come to a deal.  Our house is officially off the market and in contract.  The catch is that we have to be moved out in exactly 7 days from today.  7 days!

Even with our house staged, we still had a full house of furniture.  So what have we done in the last couple days?

Unloading the trailer

Unloading the trailer

Packing the house up

I feel like I’m stuck in one of those episodes of hoarders right now.  Sorry for that visual if you clicked the link. My house is not really that bad.  We are just smack dab in the middle of packing up 12 years worth of “We’ll sort this out at our next house”.   It’s been a while since we have put a house on the market, so this has been a lot of back breaking work to try to get things right.   Packing the house up is going to take a while, but luckily we are pretty organized and keep all of our collections in containers.  The portability is awesome!  As we were cleaning out the attic, I have to admit, we found three Christmas trees.  My husband quickly questioned my judgement as a human by how I pick out decorations.  I then reminded him that he owns no less than three power drills.  Here is a sample of what our personal hell is looking like:

Packing the house

Packing the house

Packing the house

Packing the house