Downsizing

Today started Phase 1 of moving to our new house, which consisted of getting rid of the several tons of junk we have accumulated over years.  We’ve lived in pretty big houses for a good while now and have enough stuff to fill probably 2 large houses.  Our new house is 1/2 the size of the house we are currently renting, so A LOT of our stuff had to go in order to be able to fit everything. I’m also a slight hoarder and have a problem getting rid of clothes the kids have outgrown.  Today my husband remedied that situation when Got Junk came and took every.single.bag of clothing that the kids have outgrown and clothing we haven’t even looked at in years and have just moved from house to house without ever even opening it.  I’m sad, but thankful when it comes time to ACTUALLY move, it will be easier and we will have less stuff to fit into our much smaller space.

Tonight will be the great toy throw out of 2013….I aim to get at least 3/4 of the kids toys out of here.  With no more dedicated playroom for the kids, I won’t be having toys all over the common living area.  Not having a playroom is probably going to drive me to the brink of insanity….but it is what it is.  Maybe it will give Mr. Squish more incentive into finishing the basement ASAP.  This weekend I will be measuring our new space to determine if our old furniture will fit….I’m 99% sure our bedroom furniture is going to have to go, or at least the bed is going to.  Fitting the 3 boys into the 1 bedroom is going to be interesting with the older boys bunk, SquishyBaby’s crib and 3 dressers.  The Girls bed is going to have to be replaced with a double or twin instead of the extra queen we had that used to be our guest bed.  It’s going to be very cozy, but at least it’s ours.

I’m also super thankful for the new energy efficient appliances, windows and insulation that are going to save us some serious dough….except the low flow toilets.  Those need to go.  Low flow does not work with my….toilet destroying family.  A big thanks to my Ninja mother in law who also got the builder to throw in a fridge and a new washer and dryer as well as $2000 towards closing costs.  Hoorah for that!

 

 

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  1. Heather P. -  April 22, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    It’s rough at first but purging in the end is so freeing! Congrats again on the new home!

  2. Joy -  April 22, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Man I really need to do that too!

  3. Jessy -  April 24, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    When our kids ended up having to share rooms I was worried about them not having play space in their rooms (and as a result toy overflow into places I didn’t want it). We decided to ditch the big dressers and go with those small, plastic 3 drawer things. Shirts get hung up and we put everything else in the drawers which are stored in the closet. It also means I can haul them into the living room and put clothes away after bedtime – unplanned bonus.

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