The "idea," of selling and moving was nearly paralyzing for me and truly it was something that
I believed I could not do, oh I knew in reality I could do it. I just wasn't quite sure how.
But through prayer, the support of my family, positive thinking, and a "can do attitude," it has been
far less overwhelming than I had ever imagined it to be.
I know there are many of you out there who are going through the same thing,
and I thought it might be of interest to pass on some tips along the way.
I really never imagined that at 58 years old I would be moving into an apartment and building
a new home.
So, I discovered and implemented a plan that worked for me and I am sharing it with you today.
Set a game plan and stick to it.
Make lists and more lists and above all stay organized and remain logical.
Inventory Your Current Home
At least a month in advance begin to inventory your current home, if you are like me and most
homeowners you have accumulated quite a bit and you will not be able to take everything you
"love," into your transition living space. Measure beds, sofa's tables, etc...
Begin a wish list of what you would like to take with you.
Making the Most of your Temporary Living Style
Once you have chosen your temporary living style and your new space- take notes,
and begin making a list.
Measure spaces, take photos and double check things like the size of closets,
cabinets, refrigerator, laundry room.
This will help you make decisions on what you truly can take with you.
Donations, Garage Sales or Craig's List
Use the lists that you have created to de-clutter your life. There is no better time like the present
or a move to get rid of items that you just no longer need, use or even want.
It is actually a wonderful time to free yourself from carrying so many things around for so long, so
Salvation Army will take used sofa's and items that are not torn or completely worn out.
Local donation centers will welcome clothing, dishes, art work, lamps etc...
If you find that there are items that won't sell or donations that are not accepted ask your
movers if they are interested in any of those items.
It's the Little Things That Make You Happy
I suppose that sounds like an odd term, but honestly there were some items that I knew would make
me happy and feel less displaced.
Photos and keepsakes from and of my family, cookbooks, and my plants.
Yep, I have little treasures tucked here and there, photos on tables and counters and my
Loquats, ferns, succulents, mums and petunias on my over sized balcony.
Oh, and of course fresh flowers always make one's spirit and home a brighter place.
Thank you to those of you who have sent me loving emails, you warmed my heart!
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