It’s been 5 1/2 years since I last moved. At that time we were moving from a tiny apartment, with 1 kid who wasn’t in school yet and nothing major to worry about. We were moving from one rental unit to another – no stress, right?

Fast forward to today, today we are looking into buying a house. Woah! This is overwhelming. All of the new terminology to learn (and I thought digital scrapbooking had a lot of acronyms!), the financial aspect of everything, the fear that comes with ownership vs renting (we’re responsible for everything all of a sudden), and making sure we’re in a good school district, have safe places for the kids to play, the perfect house etc. etc. etc.

We haven’t found THE house yet, we’ve just started to get our feet wet – but we’re hopeful, and finding THE house means moving. Moving 3 kids, a large town house full of stuff and memories and starting fresh. It’s scary. It’s stressful. It’s a lot to take on. And, I have no idea where to even start.

I bought a few boxes, and started putting a few non-essentials in them. I’ve started thinking about what things I can pack, and what I can’t. But there are so many things to think about. When do we start focusing on the food in the freezer vs. shopping for new stuff? When do we start packing toys and disrupting the kids worlds? How do we explain to our kids that next year, it’s a new school? That we’re leaving a cozy neighborhood with some of the best friends and neighbors? How do we get it all done without losing our cool? I’m already overwhelmed, and we are just barely getting started.

So, that brings me to the point of this post, of these questions – we have a HUGE community here. And, we are a family of sorts – so, I am asking you to share with me your best moving advice. What things might I not think about? What little things made a big difference for you? Any hidden gems for getting cheap moving supplies? Anything, really, I’ll listen to it all!

Oh, and one more thing before I go (shameless plug…..) I’m going to be moving, and moving is expensive! As a small business owner, my family really depends on my income from my designs – and now, more than ever, your purchases will really make a difference! So, if you’re looking for a new kit, consider swinging by my store and taking a look! I’d appreciate it! I appreciate you!

Ok, now – start sharing that advice!