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We Are In

July 8th, 2012 at 08:31 am

We are in our new home. Our beds and household goods arrived on Thursday. And I have to say that sleeping in our own bed after more than three weeks was bliss!

We have unpacked all but about 6 boxes. However, things are not organized in the least. I'm trying to figure out how to store the same stuff in fewer cabinets and closets. We do have a large storage room that I'm sure I will have to use!

Spending is at an all time high. I don't have meals planned. Our dryer isn't working since the move. And with a new home there are little things to buy, like shower curtain rods. We will be ordering blinds today for a majority of our windows. I expect to get a pretty good deal online for those.

There is still an inflow of cash to arrive. We expect to receive around $2000 because we used a Homes for Hereos realtor. Participating realtors discount their commissions for buyer and sellers. And then there is the travel money we expect to receive from the governmnet. Some of that money will reimburse us for 10 days of hotel expenses. Fingers crossed that travel voucher doesn't get rejected.

Cat lovers will appreciate knowing that our cats have adjusted well to the new home. They are finding new places to hide and enjoying our wide window sills where they can hang out.

Any great tips for moving into a new home? How did you get organized? How long did it take? Any money saving tips that go along with the move?

4 Responses to “We Are In”

  1. jolie Says:

    So glad to hear the kitties (and you) have adjusted well. How exciting to begin again in a new home.

  2. snafu Says:

    Having had too much experience, I know how disorganized the first 6 weeks feel. Truthfully there is no easy way of coping with such a major change. I offer suggestions hoping you find something useful. You'll need every bit of humor you can muster.

    We've always done the BdRms 1st so there is a calm retreat. No computer, iron/board, etc. . If you don't use it, don't love it, don't need it, throw it into a box for a final decision later.

    We're rooting for you!

  3. snafu Says:

    The kitchen is the most difficult. The experts suggest dividing it into a'zones.' Everything needed at the table either the DW or as close to the table as practical. Items used on the cook top in the stove drawer; flat oven pans stacked beneath. A fridge zone has a knife magnet on the wall + a smallish cutting board and food storage boxes & zip bags for instances.

    If you have a particular issue, I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear the kitties are transitioning well. Smile Moving can be chaotic for everyone. You're doing pretty well being down to just six boxes already!

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