Everyday life as a mom is not easy. You have to watch and/or entertain the kids, tidy up (if you actually clean with cleaners everyday, you’re my hero), and you “get” to cook all day long.
Sure, you get your escapes here and there. Facebook, Twitter, a sip of luke warm coffee. Then it’s back to it.
Lately my family has an extra element thrown in there.
Well, in the process of. We don’t have a place to move to yet. So, we’re actually packing, getting rid of as much crap as we can, and searching for a new place.
When I say, “getting rid of crap,” I mean it. We’ve been in the same house for 8 years, and my husband’s parents lived there before us.
It’s not a small house, either. There is crap, um, precious valuables that someone else could use, in every single nook and cranny.
So if we don’t use it, or haven’t used it in the last year, it goes. By the time we move, we’re hoping we won’t need a storage unit and won’t have much clutter. I realize this is asking a lot with two small children, but we can try, can’t we?
The big move day (the day I have the trucks and the muscles pinned down), is November 3rd.
Now just for fun, we’re going to put the packing and the purging on hold for ten days.
Why, you ask? Because we’re needed elsewhere to house sit. My parents are in Japan, (so awesome, I know), and the labradoodle, Eclair, can’t feed herself.I could stress myself out into a gigantic mess, or I can appreciate the forced down time.Plus we have a lot of family on this side of the water, so we’ll get to see some of them.
And if course this weekend we have big plans to go house hunting, (not Sunday, though, that’s reserved for football, obvs.)
And luckily for me, I’m a master list maker. I can make a ton of lists and organize everything that needs to be done when we get home in a beautiful Excel spreadsheet. That’ll make it a lot easier, right? And less stressful….right?!
So while we’re here, I may as well enjoy it. The kids are already having a blast,and really, how can anyone complain with a view of Mt. Rainier like this?Do you have any organization hacks that may help our anxiety levels stay in check? Please share!