We moved house almost a couple of weeks ago now, the 3rd time in just over 2 years (the joys of renting). I’m hoping that this house will be a longer stay for us as the thought of moving again anytime soon fills me with fear. This house feels more like us, so I’m already starting to feel at home more than I ever did in the last house. Due to all the moves I’m becoming a bit of a pro at it, although James may disagree. There are a few things I have come to love and hate about moving house.
- Having a new house.
I love the excitement of moving to a new place, counting down the sleeps and looking forward to a fresh start.
I hate leaving the old house behind, the memories and the familiarity, it always makes me feel a bit nostalgic.
- De cluttering.
I love that moving makes you de clutter. That bag of clothes you never wear may eventually get sorted out.
I hate de cluttering those last little bits, the bits you are unsure whether to keep or not and have no clear home.
- Getting organised.
I love that moving house means I organise things like my clothes, toys and paperwork. I always feel much better when I know where everything is.
I hate how long it takes to do and that point where you feel like you should never have started.
- Giving everything a home.
I love being able to put everything in a new place in a new house all neat and tidy and organised.
I hate it when the furniture doesn’t fit, curtains are the wrong size and the point where you feel like you are never going to get everything sorted.
I love the feeling of achievement you get after moving house. When you sit down and put your feet up with preferably a large glass of something alcoholic.
I hate how tired you are and how long it takes for you to reach that moment. To be able to reach the sofa and unpack the glasses can be a challenge.
We are a lot more sorted than we were this time two weeks ago and my legs are recovering after moving everything ourselves (three storey, ouch). However there are still boxes to unpack and items to find homes for. If we are lucky will we have it perfect by the time we have to move again!
What do you love and hate about moving?