Sunday, October 16, 2011

Packing up the house - Blogtoberfest 2011 - day 16

A week or so ago the real estate informed us that the owner of the place we rent had decided to sell. They said they would try and find someone who wanted an investment property so that we could stay on, we have been in this house for 8 years.
Last weekend a young guy came and looked at the place then Tuesday the real estate informed us that a contract was in place and gave us notice of 30 days to vacate the place...
30 days OMG I freaked how can we find some where else and pack up this place in that time.
I have been scouring real estate websites, ringing around and visiting houses and so far we have found nothing that suits, I pray that we find something soo.

In the meantime we have started to sort and organise and pack, we decided that downstairs storage and workshop was the best place to start so we have spent the last week doing this. How the hell we accumulated so much stuff is beyond me.

We have alot of storage space here and havent gotten rid of any of the boys things since they were alot younger. After getting it all out on the front lawn and going though and sorting what we were going to keep, I asked my neighbour (who has young children) if she wanted to come have alook at it, she did and pretty much took the lot. I helped her take it all back to her place, the kids were so cute they were so excited it was like christmas.

We then emptied out the shed where all the bikes and skateboards etc are kept, Oh my why did we need this many lol they too got culled and we have only kept enough for each of us. Instead of like a shed full.

The garage/workshop has been the hardest and at this stage we are prolly only about 1/4 of the way through it. Two trips to the tip so far and most likely a few more to come makes me wonder why again do we keep so much stuff.
Should make a pact to not hoard so much lol not liking my chances though.

So that was my weekend, hope that yours was alot more relaxing and fun.

Cheers Lis :)


  1. Anonymous6:31 pm

    30 is shocking isn't it. I hope something pops up for you before then.

    When we moved 2 years ago we got rid of a lot of stuff, it just seems to accummulate.

    Hope the move isn't too stressful.

  2. Oh my! I really hope you are able to find something fast...I feel so bad for you and your family!

  3. Oh gosh, busy times ahead. It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate isn't it. Great that neighbour inherited some things tho'