(Closed) Packing for the big move

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I hear you… Fiance and i are moving to another city at the end of the month as he got a new job elsewhere. Although I am not moving far away and haven’t been living with my family, I’ve been feeling emotional and scared about the move. I am anxious about not knowing anyone in the area and it feels like my safety net is being taken away by being away from my family and friends. I know this is the right move for us and I am excited but I can’t help but to feel anxious at the same time. Good luck!

Post # 4
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I’m sort of in the same boat.  I just moved into a new house with my Fiance and I’m moving away from my hometown.  I went to high school there and my kids have been in school there for the last 4 years.  My kids will be going to a new school (bigger school) next year.  Right now they are staying with my parents to finish out their year while Fiance and I get things settled in our new house.  My mom also watches the kids after school while I’m at work and during the summer too.  So the kids will be doing summer sports there still.  Its an adjustment for everyone.

When I was my kids’ ages I moved to a new school almost every year.  My dad was promoted a lot in his job and we’d move around the state.  So for my kids to move to a new school just brings back a lot of memories of when I was that age and trying to adjust after each move. 

Good luck, it will all be ok and exciting and scary and everything you are feeling.  I just keep reminding myself that I adjusted fine all the times I moved when I was younger, so will my kids…and so will you.

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did a lot of back and forth between San Diego, CA and Dallas/Ft Worth TX from ages 0-18. Why Texas? I ask because it could not be more different from SoCal. My dad still talks about how much I cried every time we left CA to move back to TX because of his job. I live in NorCal now, and can not see myself ever wanting to live in TX again….

Post # 6
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I absolutely understand how you feel! Darling Husband and I live about 15 minutes away from his parents and about 3 hours away from mine. We are in the process of moving 10-13 hours away (respectively, by car). I am so excited for this new adventure/opportunity, but I am so, so sad about leaving our families behind. I cried when I left to move 3 hours away from my family, so adding another 10 is hurtin’ for sure!

I remind myself that we have so much more technology now to keep in touch with each other. My parents and my brother Skype with us already or use face time and there will be plenty of opportunities for us to visit each other for holidays, vacations, etc.

It’s definitely going to be an adjustment, and it will be hard in the beginning, but as you settle into your new life with your new husband I know you will be okay!!

Post # 7
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As a veteran mover…15 moves excluding in-college moves…I suggest you pack up the walls last.  I save it for the last day so it doesn’t feel empty immediately.  (I also wait as long as I can to pack and unpack as quickly as possible.)  Pack up the clothes you won’t miss first, pack up books, kitchen stuff you won’t use (kitchen takes 3x longer than you think it will) – basically stuff that’s hidden away first.  Put the boxes in a spot you won’t trip over them every second and might be able to ignore.  And remember – the last 10% takes forever to pack!

-former SoCal resident of 4 years during high school 🙂

Post # 8
44 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Movign away from your family is so hard! I can totally relate because Darling Husband is from the west coast but my fam is from the Midwest. We have endless debates about where we’re going to settle…. My family visits the west coast often and his family doesn’t have the means to visit us here in the Midwest, so there’s a good chance we’ll be moving to the west coast in the next year. I love it there, but my roots are here and that makes it tough. My mom and I are also really close, and she’s a basket case whenever I’ve moved away (which has happened a couple of times).

Just remember–nothing is forever. You guys could move to CA later, or some of your family members may end up wanting to move to TX! You never know where life will take you–so just try to enjoy the journey.

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