As you know, I’ve moved recently. I moved everything on Saturday and have spent this week settling in. There are several things that have been great about moving this week and a few that have been quite annoying.
The best parts about moving:
I love my new place. It is without a doubt the best part of moving because I most definitely upgraded in house and location. It’s super exciting to be in a much better home environment for me and for JuJu. Other than my commute, it’s pretty awesome!
Tidying up. I’m going to write a post about this later but I decided on this move to practice tidying up and being more organized with less stuff. It was all inspired by something I read in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. So far it’s been pretty amazing and I feel much lighter and free since moving because I’ve tidied and decluttered my new living environment. Best part of moving!
New walking locations for JuJu is another great part about moving. I’m dog sitting my brother and sister-in-law’s yorkie right now so we’ve been going on exploratory walks. They aren’t quite as long but it’s been fun to get out and explore our new hood. I love exploring the areas where I live when I first move so this has been really fun.
New stuff! This might sound crazy after the idea of decluttering, but buying new stuff is one of the best parts of moving. For me it’s totally an excuse to get those things I’ve been putting off buying for a while. I purchased a new bath rug and some other simple items when I moved and I love how happy they make me.
Making it feel like home. I love being able to put up the things that I love and find ways to make my room feel like my own little relaxing space. It’s been a joy to get to rearrange and set things up in a new way. It’s definitely feeling like home now.
Want to know the worst part of moving?
Packing. Unpacking. Cleaning. Organizing. Boxes. Trash.
It’s a lot of work! I’ve spent several hours each day this week setting stuff up and working on getting the new place livable. I’ve probably got another week or two of working on it because there is just so much to do with multiple rooms. Plus my roommate is moving in this weekend so there will be another influx of stuff and trying to figure out where to put things and how to organize everything. It’s exciting and tiring.
The other worst part? No internet! I haven’t had internet at home all week so blog posts have been few and far between. Luckily the lack of internet has forced me to work hard on getting everything in order. The worst part of moving helped create the best part of moving!