Lifestyle August 3, 2015

Phew! – #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings

We moved homes this week. Although the new place was not very far from the old one, it still took us three days pf backbreaking labour and a weekend of odd jobs that kept us on our feet throughout. On top of all that, my daughter fell ill on Friday night. It was our first night in the new home. Among all that, we still managed to get the house into a decent livable condition. Even my photoframes and paintings are up on the walls. This is a huge achievement considering it took us 10 months to do that in our last home! We had 201 boxes including furniture and are down to the last 6. On this monday morning, as I make the mental switch from organising wardrobes to organising my calendar, all I can say is PHEW!!!

Tired

All Tired!!

 

Have you moved homes recently? What was your experience like?

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17 Comments

  • Reply The Month That Was - August 2015 September 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm

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  • Reply Sulekha August 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Lovely post, reminded me of the times we used to move every two years, when my husband was serving in the Indian Navy 🙂 I thought we had a lot of boxes, 35 but yours beat mine, hands down 🙂

    • Reply Ankita August 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Oh that must have been tough… every two years… come think of it, we have been moving every 2 years since 2010 as well…! You fit your entire household in 35 boxes??? wow! How did you do that?

  • Reply Parul August 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    201 boxes? Really? OMG! Glad you did that. Phew louder is the word!

    I haven’t moved so I don’t know if I ever have to – what will I do? 😉

    • Reply Ankita August 5, 2015 at 1:43 am

      Hehe… yes… 201 boxes. We made an inventory 🙂 If you ever have to move, reach out to me and I will share the details of the movers and packers we used… They were fab!

  • Reply Traci York August 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Impressive! We moved into our most current residence (we’ve moved about two dozen times in the almost thirty years we’ve been together, for a variety of reasons) just about three years ago, and we still have unpacked boxes. Sounds like you did an amazing job getting settled in.

    • Reply Ankita August 5, 2015 at 1:40 am

      I was stuck at 30 years Traci! Congratulations…! I had great help else this would not have been possible…
      We still have 3 unpacked boxes from the last move… that was more than a year ago… so I have been to both ends of the spectrum 🙂

  • Reply Shantala August 4, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Hi, I came across your blog through Write Tribe’s #MondayMusings.
    Glad I stopped by. 🙂

    Yes, we moved recently, actually just 2 weeks back. However, I so wish it would have taken us only a weekend to settle in.
    You hanged picture frames on Day 1? That is superb. I was glad that we were able to fix the kitchen basics and a bed on the first day. Picture frames only got our attention after a week. 😛

    • Reply Ankita August 5, 2015 at 1:36 am

      Hey.. welcome to the blog Shantala! We took a VERY Long time settle in last time. So this time I wanted to do as much as possible on day 1,2 and 3 🙂

      If you got your pictures hung in a week, that is pretty decent..!

  • Reply Cat Graham August 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds exhausting. Good for you tackling all those boxes. All the best in your new home. I haven’t had to move for a long time and I like it that way since I was a military kid and moving every two to three years was a way of life. I’m glad to stay put for a change.

    • Reply Ankita August 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Oh man… you must be a pro at moving then! Can totally relate to the happiness in staying put 🙂

  • Reply Mel August 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Moving fills me with dread so it has been a long time since we’ve moved. Congratulations on getting resettled so quickly!

    • Reply Ankita August 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Mel… with 2 kids, I can imagine how tough it would be for you!!

  • Reply Persnickety August 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Yes! Moved recently, and we only shifted two km, but it was painful. Haven’t counted the boxes though!

    • Reply Ankita August 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Oh wow… how did you keep the inventory then??

  • Reply Kalpanaa August 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Moving homes is one of the most unsettling things one has to do, specially with a child. Hope you settle down soon.

    • Reply Ankita August 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks dear… it is all done now… am thankful it went so well 🙂

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