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shermur
February 15th, 2014, 06:26 PM
Well, hubby got the offer for job transfer and it looks like we're moving to Arkansas! So, now starts the world wind of de-cluttering the house, my sewing time condensed and looking for housing & a job for me!!!!

So, if any of my quilting friends in the Fort Smith/Greenwood Arkansas area can get me some leads on a rental that allows pets in a great school district...please let me know!

We are so excited and pray that we can start anew in a new environment with great folks!!!!!

MayinJerset
February 15th, 2014, 06:28 PM
Really Good News, sorry can't help with relocating but I'm sure one or more of the forum members will be along to help you.

ilive2craft2
February 15th, 2014, 07:01 PM
How exciting! I am no help on the relocating, but purging before you pack is a great thing to do. Don't be like me and think, I might use it and pack it away never to come back out of that box. If it is a might use it, but no plan for it, go ahead and sell it or donate it. I really need to do a big purge around our house. I have started, but both my husband and I are keepers/savers.

shermur
February 15th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Great advice, Lisa...that is the plan and I'm the guilty header in this house....
The hard part is what to keep and taking with me all of my Navy daughter's things until she is relinquished back home. And it's highly possible we'll have to rent rather than buy a residence right away, so we'll have to condense as we might be going to less square footage!

K. McEuen
February 15th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Moving = yuck! Hubby was Air Force and I got tired of moving. I had neighbors going through my trash because I was just tossing things left and right. The neighbor asked if she could take all the wrapping paper I'd thrown out. I said to me it's trash because I don't want to move it, you all have fun. By trash day most everything was gone.

I hope you all at least get to wait a bit for better weather. Good luck finding a place that suits you.

ilive2craft2
February 15th, 2014, 07:31 PM
Don't think of it as going smaller or giving up space - think of it as living more focused - with just the stuff you need and not all of that "stuff" hanging around weighing you down. For your dear daughter's stuff, I suggest all matching totes or boxes - use colored duct tape or something so that you can easily distinguish which boxes are hers and which are yours. If you have to, you can rent a small storage unit for her stuff - one less thing to make room for in the new place.

We have downsized my mom several times in the last few years and lost my MIL, as well as had our son move out, so we are drowning in boxes and totes that we aren't sure which is whose stuff, until we open it. While we were sorting at my MIL's, we did this - assigned certain color totes to each person getting stuff, so we could easily pack vehicles without looking back inside the boxes. However, the totes we used for us matched totes we had at home...........

Bubby
February 15th, 2014, 11:14 PM
Congratulations! Good luck finding a new place to live.

Miss Sheri
February 15th, 2014, 11:46 PM
Sherri, Good Luck and Congratulations! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a place to live and a new job for yourself. I have found it to be very liberating to go through and de-junk. Give yourself enough time to do it right. Use a calendar if you need to and 'schedule' each room, with a day or two on each one, more if necessary. I have done this when moving, or when one of my kids is leaving for an extended period of time. I find it so wonderful, a huge burden feels like it has been lifted off of you as you 'let go' of so many unnecessary, barely used items. Best Wishes friend!

PeggyM
February 16th, 2014, 12:16 AM
Congratulations! I've heard (from military wives) that one fire equals two moves (as far as decluttering). I need to move four times. Best wishes on your journey.

pcbatiks
February 16th, 2014, 02:13 AM
Congrats to your DH on the new job......and I hope everything goes smoothly with the move.

Ahamblin
February 16th, 2014, 02:48 AM
What breed of dogs to you have? I have friends in Little Rock that raise Dobbermans. (They bred my male) They may know areas to consider. Send me a pm if you are interested. Ann

auntiemern
February 16th, 2014, 03:50 AM
I wish I could help. Good luck with finding good housing and a job for yourself. Purge, purge, purge. Congrats to DH for the new job. How is Halona taking the news? I hope it will be good for her as well.

shermur
February 16th, 2014, 05:31 AM
What breed of dogs to you have? I have friends in Little Rock that raise Dobbermans. (They bred my male) They may know areas to consider. Send me a pm if you are interested. Ann

Well, we have an American Staffordshire Terrier (bully breed). I've had to do extensive research where she can come with us in Arkansas. Thank goodness, the area we are moving DOES NOT have Breed Specific Legislation issues! And Central Arkansas is the worst. Thanks for the info, though!

shermur
February 16th, 2014, 05:36 AM
I wish I could help. Good luck with finding good housing and a job for yourself. Purge, purge, purge. Congrats to DH for the new job. How is Halona taking the news? I hope it will be good for her as well.

Marilyn...Halona is taking it so-so. One day she is excited about the move (you know, the days when she's been picked on at school) and now that it's a reality, she doesn't want to move.
I can understand at 13 she's in the funny stage of hormones and not sure of who she is. and moving to another state is a big change since Missouri is all she's known. DH and I have explained to her that it is what is best for our family and we truly feel it will be much better for her in a more rural area/small school district. Halona complicates the move with "what if" factors....

Suzette
February 16th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Congrats to you hubby on the job and best wishes for you move! :icon_happy: I am in the same boat with you. We are moving out of state in March and I too am in the process of going through all my stuff, packing what I want to go with us and culling out what I don't. It's actually very freeing to let go of things I haven't used in ages (or in some cases completely forgot I even had!) and pass them on to someone else who will no doubt treasure them. :icon_happy:

And I am really happy to hear that you are in a town that does not have BSL. BSL is pure bs!

CrazyMtnLady
February 16th, 2014, 10:39 AM
Congratulations on the new job. I know moving can be a stressful and hectic time. But just take time to breathe.

Monique
February 16th, 2014, 10:55 AM
Congratulations.

shermur
February 16th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Still hoping to hear from a forum member down in the Fort Smith/Greenwood area that you give me some housing needs and environment advise!!!

shermur
February 24th, 2014, 10:13 AM
OMG...the clutter in this house. Hubby and I worked all weekend on the basement and got the majority of it done. A lot of packing was done; most of it my Navy daughter's things. There is maybe one more box for her to pack. We have tomorrow off and we'll hit the upstairs. We both have sore muscles and achy today....it takes everything we have to move!
And great news and quite hopeful....we think we have found a home (rent with option to purchase) in Greenwood, Ar! So, there will be a lot of purging and donated things in this house. Need prayers and good thoughts coming our way and hope all goes without a hitch.....Arkansas here we come!

BobW
February 24th, 2014, 10:30 AM
I have relatives in Fort Smith and have visited there numerous times since being a child and into adulthood. It is a beautiful city and the weather is better there than here. I have always thought if I moved I would go to either Springfield, MO or Fort Smith, AR. Good luck with your move and relocation.

easyquilts
February 24th, 2014, 10:53 AM
Wonderful news... But.... Moving is so much work!

At least your stash will get organized.... Good luck in your new adventure..

shermur
March 16th, 2014, 05:57 AM
Whoa! Our home went on the market this past week, on the web on Tuesday the 11th. We got a request to show the 1st showing yesterday, the 15th (on National Quilting Day). I can't wait to see what the feed back is on the first showing. My great neighbor stated it was a young family of four (Couple and two daughters)!

MayinJerset
March 16th, 2014, 09:25 AM
Congrats that DH got the job, and now you both have a job downsizing for the move.

We moved into our small 2 bedroom home in 54 years ago with a small truck and 2 cars, now we have a 4 bedroom plus home it would take 2 long trailer trucks to move us. Been trying to declutter a bit at a time, right now it's books. Family will be over this afternoon and I'll have 2 boxes of books that they can choose from and the rest are going to the library. I also need to get rid of a lot of what I call my 'at home' clothes, old knits and sweats that I wear around the house as they are double my presentable clothes.

BobW
March 16th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Well, hubby got the offer for job transfer and it looks like we're moving to Arkansas! So, now starts the world wind of de-cluttering the house, my sewing time condensed and looking for housing & a job for me!!!!

So, if any of my quilting friends in the Fort Smith/Greenwood Arkansas area can get me some leads on a rental that allows pets in a great school district...please let me know!

We are so excited and pray that we can start anew in a new environment with great folks!!!!!

Fort Smith is a wonderful city. My dad's brother and sister-in-law moved there after WWII. They lived there until they passed. I have three cousins there. I have said for a long time that if I moved from where I currently live I would definitely consider Fort Smith. I hope you enjoy your new city and find lots of new friends and fun places.

shermur
March 17th, 2014, 02:31 PM
Well, the response of our first showing was disappointing....the young couple told their realtor that our house was "too much work"? I hope they do not perceive "life in general" that way. Really? Every home that contacts for sale must be in pristine condition? If that's the case, our home will not sale!

RoseMA
March 17th, 2014, 05:39 PM
Don't sweat the first showing. Did they give any specifics on what was too much work? If so, you can consider what they have said. It doesn't sound like they have a very good attitude anyway. They're not going to find a 'perfect' house unless they build it themselves. Perhaps not even then. :)
You'll get sold, I have faith.
Cheers!