#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Nov 03 2017
We closed today.
::lies down:: OMG, it’s over.
Patricia Schlorke says
November 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Yay, congratulations, and happy moving! At least the weather is warm for a move.
November 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm
Congratulations on your new home!
Now here comes The Inevitable Unsolicited Moving Tip 😉: Give one ((fast & reliable)) person the job of marking the top & all 4 sides of each moving box with a room letter : for example Kitchen boxes get a “K”, Master Bedroom gets a “MB”, the Master Restroom gets a “MR”, each bedroom gets a Number, the Study an “S”, etc … Then at the new house tape a sheet of paper with the letter / number on the wall next to the doorway of the room those boxes go in. The FAT 1 INCH TIP MARKERS ARE BEST. The labeling job is more time consuming than it sounds, but so valuable -you’ll see what I mean.
The letters & numbers make off loading into the right room on the right floor more likely and so much faster. Most importantly, you don’t get boxes avalanched in the most convenient room ((convenient for the movers, Not You)) and there are 389 less things you have to make on-the-spot decisions about because it is obvious where you want each box placed.
Have a fast and uneventful move!
November 5, 2017 at 8:42 am
That is very good advice. We move countries every few years for my husband’s job and use the same international moving company each time. They pack at one end and unpack at the other. They also mark all of the boxes when packing with the room it belongs in, which makes it easier and faster for them (as a company) when they unpack at the other end.
Katie H says
November 7, 2017 at 10:33 am
Which international moving company do you use? We are about to move internationally!
Susan Simko says
November 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Being a military brat, I’ve moved a lot. Not only do I Mark each room on every box but also do a rough inventory list on top of the most important things in the box. It helps tons when unpacking as you know which boxes need to be unpacked first.
Meryl Markowitz says
November 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm
Congrats. Best of luck in your new home.
November 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm
grins, now comes the fun part!!! Big congrats on the new house and endless days and nights of fun, adventure and love.
Jenna L says
November 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm
Congrats and have as good of a time as possible moving in! May I offer one slightly wacky suggestion (I’ve moved 60 times now – by this point it seems frankly WEIRD to stay in one spot for long. Was first a military brat than a gypsy myself for years) that can help the drudgery part go easier?
Take a break. Go to the store. Buy about $50 of non-perishable goodies that can take a beating. Chocolate that isn’t delicate, gummy bears, whatever. Hades… go into the liquor section and get yourself a dozen of the itty bitty bottles of the things that look good, but not so amazing you want a huge bottle. Wrap in bubble wrap, stick in a sock, etc and start tucking into random boxes. Turns what can be an utter slog into little chips of silly glee in the upcoming days. When you come across a goodie, take it as sign from above you should stop for a few minutes, enjoy how far you have come, maybe even wander about a bit before getting back to it. It’s ALL GONNA BE AMAZING! So happy for you all!
Jessica Winn says
November 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm
Congrats! That’s always exciting when closing finally happens! 🙂
November 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm
Congratulations, the fun has just begun. Enjoy 😉.
November 4, 2017 at 11:37 pm
Congratulations on this momentous event.
While I don’t envy you the packing, the leaving stuff behind and then the unpacking, moving can be quite cathartic- after the fact.
Take care of yourselves while you move – it is stressful and tiring. Enjoy the end result.
November 5, 2017 at 1:35 am
Was it the house you wanted? If so, Congratulations!
November 5, 2017 at 2:10 am
Love a new home-the possibilities,the expectations,the wrong and right decisions….
November 5, 2017 at 7:59 am
So how is Kate 10 coming along?
November 5, 2017 at 8:00 am
Liz V says
November 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm
November 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm
CONGRATULATIONS!!! FILL YOUR NEW HOME WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER!!! I’M VERY GLAD FOR THE AUTHORLORDS!!
November 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm
November 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm
Just wanted to say congrats! We are now in super stalker mode hanging around to see pictures of the new abode..
And um yay craft room, you can set up the gym in any ol corner..lol
Yarn always takes priority!
November 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm
Congratulations! My you live there in health, happiness, and with great prosperity – and may the stories, and the writing thereof, flow for you in your new home!
November 10, 2017 at 11:49 am
Congratulations! We hope to be in the same position late next spring. Enjoy your new home!