We recently moved from our lovely home in Waxhaw, to an even lovelier home in Waxhaw. While such a move may seem like it was going to be easy, it was NOT! We did all the prep work on our home to put it on the market, and that, my friends, is a blog for another time. Having never actually sold a home, I was not prepared for how inconvenient yet necessary it was to keep a house very, very tidy and to be ready at a moments notice to vacant for potential buyers to view. And while you like to have notice, who in their right mind, who wants to sell, is going to say no to a potential buyer. We never did. We managed to sell our home in about a month. Miracle!!! While the whole selling our home was going on we were also looking for our next home. After viewing at least 30 homes from Mooresville to Waxhaw we finally found one we all felt truly at home in. The catch: The sellers, while needing to sell, also needed to stay in the home until school was out, and our buyers need to close in 30 days.
Solution: We put all our “stuff” into various places all over the Charlotte area. A pod was somewhere, we had a storage unit somewhere else, the movers had more stuff somewhere, and we had what we needed to survive in an apartment for 6 weeks.
Making all that happen was like that old-time vaudeville act of the man spinning the plates on poles and trying to make sure they all stayed up. We did it and it was quite an adventure.
For six weeks we lived in a small apartment, with less stuff, and guess what…we survived! Now the spinning plates act started again. Time to make sure all the plates stay up and “stuff” arrived at the new house in the proper order. It took some planning, lots of phone calls and not a small amount of prayer, but it got done.
Are we finished unpacking…really? Nope. Even after getting rid of “stuff” we find we still have lots of “stuff” and are still working out the “where will I put this “stuff”?” questions.
It will take some time, but we love our new home and as far as I am concerned I would be extremely happy if we never, ever, ever had to move again.
This is now our view from our deck.