Monday, May 27, 2013

Preparing to move

I will be moving in just under 2 months. The area I am moving to is more expensive for quite a few things but I found out today that schooling will be almost $2,000 a year cheaper for me, which I am ecstatic about.

I have started to pack some items and have been getting ruthless and asking myself "Do I really want to move this?"

I moved here to Sydney from Canberra almost 3 years ago. I have culled a lot of my stuff, but I look at some of it and I know I do not want to move it again.

I have listed a fair bit for sale on eBay, GumTree and Facebook which has been good and the money has helped. However, I am now at the point I just want things gone. If I am not moving it, I want it out of my house.

I have given stuff away and while some of it has been worth a lot, it has been such a relief to just get rid of stuff that it really does not matter to me what I could have sold the items for.

I'll be moving rather cheaply. I have packing boxes and tape already. I am not moving anything unless it is 100% essential and I need to move it and I am not hiring a big removal company when there are cheaper businesses like Man With A Van.

I am very excited about the move. Do you have any tips to make it easier?

1 comment :

  1. I'm so happy for you to be having a fresh start for you and your kids. Moving is a pain and often at the time you are too tired and just end up bringing stuff that you don't want so it's great that you have time on your side and you are getting rid of stuff now. I always do an excel spreadsheet with a list of things happening ie ring electricity company and the phone number and put the date that one is being cut off and the other one reconnected, the reference number etc. I just go down the page and list everything to do with the move and I have a file for the paperwork which includes mail redirection etc also a list of all your mailing that you need to get changes super accounts bank accounts car rego insurance magazine subscriptions etc so it's a quick reference guide for the whole move. You are on the right track. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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