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    Moving isn't for sissies

    My DH and I have moved many times in 38 years of marriage. Usually he goes to the new state first, (California, Arkansas, Kansas, Arizona, and Washington) and I come later. The packers come one day, pack us up, the moving van comes the next day and my stuff is gone.

    This time it's like Chinese water torture....We've been moving for a month, some stuff into a 5 x 10 storage unit, multi trips to the Salvation Army, and now everything in the house into the garage so next Saturday it will all be ready for the UHaul truck we've rented. Thankfully our church friends will help us next Saturday! I

    I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can truthfully say, letting go of the stuff has been freeing!

    (I still have my fabric stash!) :-)
    Carrie



    I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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    As long as you have the fabric stash all is good. I hate moving no matter how easy I try to make it. I need to move next October and I am already stressing. So, I am sending you lots of hugs.
    Karen
    Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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      #3
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      My stuff is starting to become overwhelming. Not my sewing stuff. Just other stuff. Too many clothes I don't wear, too much kitchen stuff, too much stuff. But I don't have the energy or the urgency to get motivated t pack it up. I've lived on this farm for 36 years and it seems we just put stuff in an outbuilding when the house starts to bulge. I don't think we could move even if we needed to...just too much stuff. The other night, I couldn't sleep thinking about how dirty my bedroom is and how I needed to start by cleaning out the closet. I just don't have the energy to empty the closet and start the project. I'm tired.
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

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        I feel for you, moving is so stressful. We moved every 2-3 years the first 20 years of our marriage .The good thing was when we moved, I purged the junk. We have been living in this house for over 20 years and the junk and clutter grew so quickly. Last year we gave away things, donated things and had a yard sale . I love how much easier it is to keep the house clean and it just looks better.

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          Originally posted by grammaterry View Post
          My stuff is starting to become overwhelming. Not my sewing stuff. Just other stuff. Too many clothes I don't wear, too much kitchen stuff, too much stuff. But I don't have the energy or the urgency to get motivated t pack it up. I've lived on this farm for 36 years and it seems we just put stuff in an outbuilding when the house starts to bulge. I don't think we could move even if we needed to...just too much stuff. The other night, I couldn't sleep thinking about how dirty my bedroom is and how I needed to start by cleaning out the closet. I just don't have the energy to empty the closet and start the project. I'm tired.
          I hear you, sister. Our overflow area is the basement. We're supposed to ge clearing it out for a downsizing move in a few years but have made very little progress.

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            #6
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            Oh, moving is definitely not for sissys. We moved in May after living in our house for 28 years. Knowing it was coming, we started packing a few months ahead of time - still not easy. Where does all this stuff come from?

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              #7
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              I hope it all goes smoothly for you next Saturday.

              We moved here in 1983, my next move will probably be the seniors home.
              Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                I find moving to be physically, mentally and emotionally stressful. Saturday I found one of our tenants on her patio sobbing over their upcoming move. They bought a little house about 30 miles east and they had already moved things from their shed to the new place. Someone came in and stole everything and then filled their mailbox with grass and mud. This is spoiling the experience of buying their first home. Moving certainly isn't for sissies.

                Jeff and I have different moving styles. He likes to do it little by little. I want everything packed and moved so I don't have to keep making trips to the old place.
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                Scottie Mom Barb

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                  Good Luck with your latest move, hope all goes smoothly. I can't even think about moving without having a panic attack. We've been here since 1960, that's 56 years! I've been clearing out and giving away stuff for years but there just is too much to go through. We started with 4 rooms, an unfinished attic and an attached garage. Now we have 8 rooms and a garage that hasn't had a car in it for at least 25 years as it serves as a laundry room, storage area and DH's workshop. We make frequent trips to our church's thrift shop and Good Will. Thought we could pass down some furniture to DGDs when they married and bought homes but they had plenty of stuff given them by their parents who have begun downsizing their homes.

                  Getting colder and need to get warmer clothes out so I told myself out goes summer clothes I don't wear as well as seasonal tablecloths, decorations, dishes, etc. Wish me luck.

                  What a sad story Barb, such a bad thing to turn off their excitement of their first home.
                  Last edited by MayinJerset; October 10, 2016, 06:09 AM.

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                    #10
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                    As long as you still have your stash and your machine, everything else can go!

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                      You know, I think it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one that has been "hoarding" away stuff for years because someone might need it someday. At first, the children took it when they set up housekeeping, but now they have more stuff than they need and their stuff is probably better than my stuff for when their children leave home.
                      The other day, I set up a sewing machine in my GD's room and gave here a box of material to practice with. I told her to keep her little scraps in a bag and they would mke a good quilt someday. She told her dad (the minimalist) what I had said about saving them and he said , "Mom, you know that won't work at our house". Poor darling GD. Her room gets cleaned out quarterly of dolls she hasn't played with, books she isn't reading, etc. How will she ever be a quilter? lol
                      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                      Terry

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                        I hear ya, Grammaterry. We've been in our house 38 yrs. I have so much "stuff" that needs to be sorted. I'm not a hoarder, but I like to think I might use something "someday". I know I need to sort out clothes I haven't worn in a coon's age & donate them to charity. But it's getting the motivation to just do it! I did donate a bunch of stuff to ARC last year--tee shirts & pants I never wear. I have some more dress-up dresses that I never wear anymore. Folks are dressing more casually at church these days. We even have some folks to who wear shorts to church in the summer time. Our pastor doesn't wear a suit except for weddings/funerals or special occasions. He wears slacks & a shirt. So much different than when I was growing up when everyone wore their Sunday best, men wore suits, women always wore dresses, etc. I guess it's our changing culture. I already know our kids don't want most of our stuff. They have their own likes. However, my one gr. dau. has expressed an interest in my genealogy info. I have some antique dishes that were handed down to me from my mom. Some of them are at least 100 yrs. old. I'd like to keep them in the family. It seems much of the sentimentalism is absent from today's generation.

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                          I wake up worrying about this. The day is going to come when Joe says it's time to move. We've started purging but I feel like it hasn't made a dent.
                          Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                            I am thinking about moving next year, and am already stressing over it. Don't even know where I want to move, probably in same general area, just a newer place so I don't have to worry about home maintenance. Each time I think about moving, I pull out more fabric and sew a quilt for someone. I know it's just a distraction, but eventually I need to do it. At least I see my emotions are shared by others and I am not alone.

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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by SallyO'Sews View Post
                              As long as you still have your stash and your machine, everything else can go!
                              You got that right!
                              Carrie



                              I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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