Things I Learned About Myself While Moving
Having recently moved from one home to another I have realized a few things about myself:
1. I suck at figuring out where to put stuff. I don’t know what my deal is, but when I start to unpack a box I stare at it’s contents trying to figure out what the heck to do with it. Granted there are some things that go in obvious places (ie clothes in the closet, coats in the coat closet, etc.), but the rest of it always seems to leave me dumbfounded. Should my contact supplies go in the ginormous bathroom cabinet or in the linen closet? Should the cups go in the cupboard on the left or the right? Then once I make my decision 1/2 the time I realize it’s not going to work and I change everything around. LOL I think my problem is, is that I’m trying to be uber organized like my mom and grandmother and I’m just not. I think what I need to do is quit trying to do things how they would and just do what works for me. LOL
2. I own WAY too many yummy smelling lotions, body sprays, etc. I obviously have quite an addiction and didn’t realize it. I guess that’s what happens when you put everything that was scattered around your old house into one place in your new house. FYI…the picture below isn’t even everything. At least I know if I’m ever trapped in my house for an extended period of time my skin won’t get dry and I’ll smell nice! LOL
3. We own all kinds of crap that we don’t need. I gave 3 big black garbage bags of clothes to charity and my closet is still jammed full of clothes. Not to mention other things that we’ve held on to for years and never use (ie pre-smartphone cell phones, a box to a dvd player that we got rid of 2 years ago, VHS tapes for cheesy movies we will never watch…especially since we no longer own a VCR). It is pure insanity the amount of stuff I have given away or thrown away and we still aren’t done unpacking yet. I am determined to no let us fill our new house to the brim with crap we don’t need. LOL However, I am relieved to say that my house was never as bad as the one in the picture below. 🙂
4. I HATE my old house. I thought I was going to be sad to leave there because of all the memories. It’s the house the hubby and I went home to on our wedding night, it’s the home we raised our daughter in the first 4 years of her life…there is even a mural on the wall that the hubby painted for her, with her name on it. Boy was I wrong!!! This new house has brought me such a sense of peace, despite all of the problems we’ve had with it. First of all it’s in an awesome neighborhood and it’s the exact area we wanted to be in when we started looking. Second of all the home is much larger AND has a basement. Our last house was 750 sqft smaller and didn’t have a basement. Needless to say, things were “tight”. We haven’t sold the old house yet, so when I have to go back there to pick up mail I actually get angry. LOL It makes me so mad to even be near that place. I think it’s because we put tens of thousands of dollars into the home and it is worth at least less than $65,000 than the buying price…not including the money we put into the home to fix it up. So basically we’re easily taking a $80,000 to $90,000 hit on the home. So yeah, I guess it makes sense that I’d love to just blow the place up (good thing I’m an upstanding citizen who would NEVER do that). LOL
This post was written for the Ultimate Blog Challenge.