Daddy and I have been talking about selling the house and moving back east since we first met. Before he moved out here we had a plan of him moving out to get us settled and pull things together so we could do the long distance move as a couple. Here we are a few months past 2 years and the process has begun.
I’m thinking about dedicating a segment of my blog towards this huge part of my life. The plan right now is to put the house on the market in June, 2021. We’re working with an attorney to get a settlement agreement with my family to end the trust making my life so much less complicated.
A couple weeks ago we met with a couple different realtors at the advice of our lawyer. We’ve chosen one and are set to go when the time is right. In the meantime we have a lot of work to do!
Last week I made a To-Do List of all the things which need to get done for selling the house and actually moving cross country. We’re moving from California to New Hampshire… about as far away as possible while staying in the contiguous United States. lol
I don’t want to say that I’m a procrastinator, but to a degree I am. I’ve always worked best under pressure. I’ve gotten better at not waiting until the last minute, but some areas still linger. The opposite end of the spectrum is doing things way too far in advance. I’m trying to a timeline together for getting things done.
As with any move, the first step is deciding what to take and what to get rid of. This is the part I’m least looking forward to. It’s harder this time, as I don’t want to get rid of too much (like I did last time), but I don’t want to move everything due to the expense of shipping. Strive to find the perfect medium. 🙂
I think my first real task towards moving will be to spend a couple hours in my craft room sorting through random bags of yarn and all the other craft supplies I have. Mainstream things, organize and get rid of some of the stuff I don’t need. LOL I don’t have yarn to donate like I did before. In the years following my mom’s death I donated and gave away 7 huge black trash bags filled to the brim with yarn. (I think it was a 50/50 split of hers and mine.) I had quite the stash leftover afterwards. I don’t remember the last time I bought yarn!!!! On this very topic, I’ve been thinking for a while that it’s time to get rid of almost everything and start over. The struggle is real when it comes to actually doing this!!!
I’ve started some of the yard work I want to get done before we list the house. I pulled out all of the really ugly landscaping that was here when I bought the place over the summer. Getting things put back in has been on hold. Lack of motivation along with not being sure exactly what I’ve wanted to do. I pulled all the weeds a couple days ago and put down the black gardening cloth that prevents weeds. Ordering rocks is next on my list along with a couple of really nice plants that do well in pots.
Well, time to stop writing and talking about moving and actually get something done. lol A bit of time in the craft room is a great place to start.