I thought the hardest part of moving was finding a new house. And packing up everything. And physically carrying it from one place to another. Okay, all parts of moving are hard. Settling in is also hard.
I have spent the last five years decorating, redecorating, rearranging, and working on endless home projects. Hubby and I always joked that as soon as we ran out of things to do in the house, we would be ready to move. Well, ready or not, we did.
In the new house, I don’t know how to decide if we are settled or not. Most of the boxes are unpacked. The ones that aren’t are things like books or decorations that are perfectly fine in the garage until they are needed. The furniture is arranged where I initially planned for it to go, although a few things have changed.
There are a limited number of things that we can do to modify our new house. We cannot paint. We cannot add any semi-permanent fixtures. We cannot plant a tree. I am okay with not being able to do those things though. I spent five years doing them and it didn’t exactly pay off in the end.
But after five years of trying to settle in one house, I find it hard to believe that I can settle in another in less than five weeks. Everything seems done, but it also doesn’t. Maybe I’m just being weird.
We are having an open house this weekend to invite friends to see the new place. Maybe some company is just what this house needs.
Come on in and have a look around.
One Mama’s move-in home tour