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What to Expect When Youre Moving

Well, boys here we are: less than two weeks from MOVING DAY!! Of course youve noted that 90% of the house is boxed up and that the answer to most of your Mom, wheres my? questions is either packed or I dont know. Weve talked a lot about new schools, new friends, and the emotional side of moving. As we move closer to D-Day (M-Day?), I thought Id focus on a few logistical items as well. Laundry: Im trying to keep up with the laundry as best I can in between packing and planning. If I do say so myself, Ive done a pretty good job of washing and drying. The folding-and-putting-away portion of this task leaves something to be desired. For the time being, Ive introduced a secondary system: Clothing has been divided into heaps by wearer and currently resides on the playroom couch. If you need something, look there. If you cant find it, its packed. Find something else. Clothing: I dont care what the thermometer reads, its shorts season. You have an ample supply of shorts and shirts. Ive also left out one or two sweatshirts for chilly mornings/evenings. If the temperature goes below freezing, Ill dig through to find you a light jacket. Short of that, youre strong and tough; Im sure a little light calisthenics will warm you right up. I would also like to take a minute to congratulate both you on being the same size right now. Excellent timing! Interchangeable clothing really does make things simpler. Linens: The sheets currently on your beds are there for the duration. Use them responsibly. I do have an emergency pillowcase tucked away. Dont make me use it. Most of our towels are wrapped around something expensive and/or breakable. Try to conserve what Ive left out for us (the threadbare, shredded remains). Drip dry whenever possible. Food: Grocery shopping as we know it has been suspended. I want to move as little food from house to house as possible. As we make our way through the remaining items, expect combinations to become increasingly (bizarre) eclectic, or as I like to call it, Fusion. Dad and I will try to keep the essentials in the house. For our purposes, consider essentials to be caffeine, milk, and more caffeine. Also, two words: Paper plates. Use them, love them, throw them away. Screen Time: I know that your home life recently has taken on a kind of a Lord of the Flies with take-out pizza and wifi vibe. Fun as it might have been at the beginning, Im sure we can all agree its gotten a little old. It will not continue much longer. Plan on stepping out of the basement and away from the computer/iPad/Xbox! There is life beyond Minecraft! We are moving to a bigger house, with a bigger yard, on a bigger street, with more kids. Were even going to be able to locate your bikes and sports equipment! Embrace and enjoy! All joking aside, I have to thank you both for rolling with all of the changes and interruptions that weve gone through in the last few months with preparing, showing, selling, and packing. Dad and I truly feel it will all be worth it. Only when you have kids of your own, will you understand that everything we do, we do with your best interest at heart. We so look forward to returning to our normal family life in our wonderful new home. No matter where we live, we are our family. Home Sign This week's blog post written by Realtor Associate, Christine Curtin. Christine is currently up to her eyeballs in bubble wrap and packing tape and she, her husband, and two sons prepare to move "in less than two weeks". Contact Christine at: