In my post ‘Home Again – maybe for one last time’, I wrote the following –
We are truly excited and now the ball will start rolling forward with this decision. As you know the past several months garage sales have taken place; this is only the start of many more items to rid of. Also, in the coming months many more activities will take place in order to move in 2016. I will keep you posted on these events and activities as they take place.
In today’s post, I write the following –
The ball is rolling with many activities taking place.
As you know, several garage sales took place last year and additional ones are on the calendar for March. With downsizing from a 3,800 sq. ft. home to a smaller one comes downsizing furniture and possessions. We have several large furniture items that we are willing to sell and not take with us, including a baby grand piano, 2 large wall units, a couple of bedroom sets, dining table sets, sofas, refrigerators and washer & dryer.
Then there are indoor live plants, nick-knacks, pictures, older television sets, clothes, – you get the idea.
The furniture and possessions are ready to sell. I have placed many items via the smartphone on the apps ‘OfferUp’, ‘5Miles’ & ‘Letgo’. The realtor contact is made and a target date is selected for placing the current home on the market this spring. The next trip to our selected new location is planned to search for resale homes and communities to possibly build a new home. Moving and storage companies have been contacted for evaluation of future needs.
Other activities include removing small items from the current home and packing those away for the future move. Some small fixes need to take place in the current home and then the warmer temperatures will bring the coming of spring and the garden will need to be prepared for this.
As these activities are taking place, I know these next few months will fly by and the time will arrive to move on. The expectations are the current home will be sold quickly by all intentions of the housing market in the area we live. Our expectations for the next home are; if it is a resale we hope to move in fairly quickly after the current home is sold. If it is a new home to be built, we will need to live transiently for several months, possibly up to a year.
The ball is rolling and the undertaking of downsizing and preparing to move to a new home in a different state is taking place. With many more things to do in the coming months, there is an excitement growing within me about the future and what is waiting for me and my partner.
Soon, I will have a post about the new location, the new home and the new chapter that is waiting in the near future.
Stay tuned my friends!