until we move out of our mold-infested 1960's house into a brand-new home with off-white carpet. Weee!
Even though the home we are moving into has 50% more square feet and a two car garage, most of the extra space is in the living room instead of the bedrooms.
But that's all right. I don't necessarily need extra space to sleep unless I'm rapidly expanding like I was this time last year.
And I love to cook. So I am thrilled my kitchen is sizeably bigger!
We feel like we're officially grown-ups doing it ourselves (instead of having the Air Force move us).
It didn't count when we lived in Cedar City and moved everything we owned in a 6 ft. U-haul with room to spare. We definitely were not grown up then.
But now we are. We think.
So, what to pack first? What to toss?
Do I get rid of the turkey platter we only use once a year and that's only if we have company on Thanksgiving?
What about the onion soup bowls? They are a single-use item. They are ONLY used to make onion soup. Nothing else can take their place. Do I toss them out and say good-bye to ever having onion soup again?
Do we have a yard sale while still in the old home so we don't have to move it? Or do we have one after settling in to the new home?
Perhaps I should make a major run to the thrift store. Maybe I should brush up on Craigslist how-to and get rid of the big items like:
the entertainment center that's in the garage,
the changing table that's in the bathroom that's just used to hold cloth diapers and house the baby bath,
and the glider and ottoman that hold piles of laundry waiting to be folded?
How do I move the freezer that is chuck full of bread kits, prepared beans, cooked rice, an extra turkey, and random other OAMC meals? Do I have to empty it before moving it? Or can I move the whole thing full and just plug it right back in?
Spinning. My head is spinning.