Thursday, August 19, 2010

September 3rd

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Okay seriously. How do two people acquire SO MUCH STUFF in two years?

The last time we moved was two years ago and back then I thought we did a pretty good job of getting rid of things we didn't need/use so that we could make the most of our small little two bedroom apartment. And even though it's been awhile I even went through the closet of our second bedroom back in March and got rid of stuff.

So it's pretty shocking to me when I've spent DAYS packing and I seriously feel like I'm not making a darn dent!

First of all there's the fact that my books took boxes upon boxes upon boxes to pack up. Then there's all the random stuff - like, I want to keep it but how do you stay organized when you have just a bunch of RANDOM stuff?

The good news is that my parents are closing on the 3rd of September, just a smidge over 2 weeks. Which will give us all of Labor Day weekend to get everything moved and it'll give us another week after that to get our apartment cleaned.

The bad news is that until then I feel like I'm living in, well, a crap hole. I mean, this apartment was never anything to write home about ANYWAY, what with the nasty old carpet, the uneven floor in the kitchen, the fact that the hood vent over the stove was taken out and there's just a hole where it was or the fact that the hallway of our building looks like the worst part of the 70's threw up everywhere. Mix that in with the fact that all of our stuff that isn't packed is kind of just throw around everywhere and little OCD me is having a bit of an issue.

Seriously. Is it moving time yet?


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53 wonderful thoughts:

Signe

Hihi, hang in there, will be so much better when you are done :)

Lulu and the Locket

We already outgrown our house and are looking to move next year. It is crazy how much stuff we've acquired so I feel for you. We try to tidy but it always looks cluttered sigh! Good luck with the move xx

Diana Mieczan

I feel your pain...I always am shocked when I see how much stuff we have...Hang in there,sweetie...soon it all will be over:)

Kisses,sweetie and have a lovely day

Dancing Branflake

Ha! I know exactly what kind of apartment you're talking about! I am so excited for you! I can't tell you how many boxes we have labeled as 'misc'.

Scientific Housewife

It will all be worth it when you move! I sent your letter the other day :)

Kattrina

Moving is the absolute worse. No matter how organized you are, it just becomes a big mess. I hate it. Good luck and think about how wonderful it'll feel to be in a house with a yard and more space - and actually be able to paint and change things as you wish.

Beth Dotolo @ Hello, Splendor

I'm right there with you!! Went from a studio loft to a 3 bedroom house, and it seems that we are busting at the seams! How does that happen??
Good luck, lady!

Inspired

Love your choice of words "crap hole". So something I would say:) Hang in there...I've been in my house for 3 years, I know the feeling of "stuff". Just throw it out if you don't use it...or give it away.

PS..I'm having a giveaway today (this won't clutter your house either).

Julie xo

Emily Jane

The countdown is on! I hate moving... but I moved quite a few times in my early twenties and though I hated it at the time, I'm thankful for all the opportunities to declutter! It'll feel so much better on the other side, and not too long now :)

PrincessBeks

Moving is the worst, i moved back home after spending ayear in my own apartment but i had left a lot of stuff back home and i still managed to hoard a lot of stuff over the year and i dont know where it all came from!!
I think the worst of it all is once you packed and moved it, unpacking again, it just seems like its never going to end.

Ladyulia

LOL
I do collecting so much stuff as well
:D
and i agree with the first comment
u'll find so many surprises when you're done

Ang

One day at a time. You have the time, so pack a little here and there, throw out what you can and don't stress. Stressing only makes things worse. Keep reminding yourself that you're about to be living in a house... not a crap hole.

I love packing, wish we lived closer, cause I'd totally help you!

AmyBlam

My hubs is threatening to make me pack up and pretend we are moving every two years just to force me into getting rid of things.

Teenage Bride

Awwww good luck. I took two days off to move and didn't get anywhere near finished. It took me a week. You never realize how many things you own haha

amylou

Oh Krysten, "the worst part of the 70's threw up everywhere". That seriously cracked me up. You are so cute!
I can really identify with you. We moved into our new house early January of this year. Before, we had a one bedroom apartment. We seemed to manage fine, but now that we are in a four bedroom house, I'm just not sure I would ever be able to go back. We have so much stuff. Oh my!
Good luck with your move.

P.S. I think my books took up a ton of boxes too!

Lauryn

Isn't it amazing how much STUFF can be accumulated!? Every time I have to move my things I get the urge to just give it all away or sell it or SOMETHING! Good luck working through all of that :)

Melissa

Oh my! Good luck with it -- it'll all be worth it in the end!

Fashion, Art and other fancies

The things we aquire along the way - whether useful or not. I so agree with you. I have far too many things. Time for a house charity sale;-)

Cafe Fashionista

Haha! Seriously, I ask myself that question every time I enter my closet. It is amazing how much garbage you can accumulate in such a short amount of time! But yayay for September 3rd - that's so soon!! :)

MrsFord

book! its always the books. when hubs and i moved from LA to Florida in April we chucked almost everything but literally half the boxes that remained were books. rethinking the whole kindle thing...

Amy

Accumulated stuff is the worst. I have no idea how it happens to me either.

Crazy Shenanigans

Every time I've moved, I've had the same thought!! Hang in there, not too much longer living among the boxes!

Liz

I know its can be SUPER overwhelming but just think about the end result :)

Kristin

You're almost there lady! You're gonna be settled in your fabulous new pad in no time! Did you get your book btw?

Kimbirdy

oh honey i know what you mean! when i moved i only had 200 sq ft to pack up - and it still took days upon days! i guess acquiring stuff just happens. it's an inevitable (and horrible) part of life. :) toward the end, when i was getting desperate, i started throwing things in those heavy duty, non-tearable garbage bags. you do what you gotta do.

but soon you'll be in your beautiful new home and you can unpack and start fresh! and you can go swimming!!! :) hang in there!

Amy

I feel your pain. I was so overwhelmed. I honestly just didn't know where to start, but then I did and then the amt of boxes became overwhelming. I moved into that place with hardly anything and moved after 2 years and had A LOT. Even worse- since moving 2.5wks ago, I've bought even MORE stuff. I'm hoping the next time I move I'll be getting married or something. lol

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

Just a few days to go, yay!!! I understand you this is the worst moment, when you have it there but not yet...

Nikki

Can I just tell you how excited I am to see your Christmas tree in that living room this year, with that fireplace????!!!

You will get there. Plus...you will need all that stuff in your bigger space. Do some book giveaways. Unless you can't part.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate!

Jen

You can do it! But I totally agree - how does stuff accumulate so quickly?!

curiouser&curiouser

oh, i so know how you feel! i've moved about 9 times in the last 2 years and each time i get rid of more and more stuff. its amazing how much stuff i still have to get rid of!

don't worry, once you're all moved into your beautiful new place, you'll forget all about how horrid packing and moving is. :) good luck with it all!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

I hear what you mean. I often wonder how on earth I could have accumulated so much stuff. I hate it! Good luck with the move, sweetie :)

Leah

OH I hate moving! Feel for you girl!

Luvs!

la petite coquine

You sound just like me-finding our perfect apartment made me crazy, and I hated our old one, but when I finally landed it, I was in heaven. You guys will be too, in just two weeks!

Valerie

It's so funny you say that because I think the same thing every time I move! Where/when did I get all this STUFF??? It really sneaks up on you. Haha.

xo
Valerie

gringationcancun

Stick it out! Just think of your fabulous house :)

And throw out as much as you possibly can! I swear you won't miss it later. Ooooh or have a yard sale!

Pop Champagne

haha yeah, I always consider myself a minimal person when it comes to stuff not related to clothes but when I moved I relized that I still have a lot of crap! it'll be over soon good luck!!

Husband & Wife.

Packing is never fun but moving is worth it! I have way too many books too ;)

Practically Perfect...

I think that moving is one of the top 5 or 10 most stressful things that a person can do! I HATE moving (we've moved 6 times in 5 years), and even with all of that, I still find junk and all sorts of random crap. I'll blow some moving fairy dust your way, and hope that you get everything sorted (I know you will)!

Krystal

moving is stressful no matter which way you spin it! we moved for marks work once to another state and they packed everything for us but i was still beside myself with stress!

kelly ann

packing can always be a little be overwhelming. :( not to mention, living in a bit of a mess until moving day is kind of annoying, i totally understand! but - i'm totaly stoked for you and your new place! :) once you get moved in and everything in it's place, it will be amazing.

<3

Regan

Ahhh, yor blog is so cute!! Just came across it. :)

Shelley Ann

you can do it! im sure youll be able to get everything done in time and hopefully soon, you wont feel like youre living in a crap hole anymore :) hang in there!

ens

i feel the same way! Im inthe process of packing and it is insane.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Seriously I don't know how it happens but 2 people and living in a place even for a few months = random stuff! Good luck packing dear!

Stephany

I've moved so much in my life, that I'm an old pro at it. :) Packing is the worst part.

Well, and the unpacking & looking at such a disorganized MESS...haha. Oh, I don't envy you. ;)

Emily

I can certainly commiserate with you. I hate moving and I am amazed at how much stuff that can be collected even in short periods of time. I hope it will all be over soon for you.

knack

happy moving to you! exciting times are ahead! .....fresh starts are so great!
xo

David Patrick

Moving is always awful. Hate it. I have developed this rule when I come across things. If I haven't needed it in all this time, then I don't need it. Trash it is!

Jess

You will get there! Moving is never fun but before you know it you will be in that beautiful new house of yours!

The Non-Student

Ugh, I hate being in that transition stage, but you'll be there before you know it. How exciting--a real grown-up house! I can only dream...

Debbie

The accumulation of stuff is why I don't think I can ever move out of this house. Seriously.

Cassie

Bah, I feel your pain. I recently moved, and it was a bit of a nightmare. SUCH a great opportunity to get rid of a lot of crap, though. It truly is amazing just how much stuff we acquire. I don't particularly consider myself to be one of those people who keeps everything, but sometimes when I'm cleaning out a space in my room, I realize, "Wow. Why would I ever think keeping this was a good idea?" Luckily, I've been so scarred by members of my family hoarding junk that I refuse to EVER be like that.

Also, thanks for the comment on my blog! :)