Our 1st goal for the new year: Move out of the apartment. Done.
We didn’t want to move during the holidays, so we waited until January 1 to start packing. Moving boxes piled around the Christmas tree.
This was a seven-day move, so we used two guidelines to protect our marriage:
1. Follow our respective strengths. I am good at organizing and planning the details. Doug is good at making sure the boxes are ready before the movers come.
2. Respect the crazy. It makes me irritated to think about items from different rooms being in the same box. Doug uses a lot of tape. The stress of moving makes people feel and do crazy things. Go with it.
We decided what we needed for the next few months and packed the rest. In only seven days, most of our stuff was neatly boxed, wrapped, and stacked in a single storage unit.
We cleaned up. We turned in our keys. We felt so free as we rode into the sunset.
It feels great to have our stuff put away for a while. We’ll be glad to see it again in a few months from now.
We’re staying as house guests for the weeks before we go to Florence. One goal accomplished, more to go…