Today I have some very exciting (but also a little sad) news.
We are MOVING!!!!
It is a pretty bittersweet thing for me right now. Some days I’m excited and other days I’m so sad to leave my home behind. After all, I’ve put so much blood, sweat, and tears into this place to make it what it has become. And all the memories!! That’s the hardest part. I was looking forward to taking a break from decorating our home for a while, and to finally relax and enjoy living there. I mean, this was all five years in the making. But just when I finished, our plans totally changed.
We were tentatively planning to move next summer, so I knew it was coming–just not this soon. So why are we moving, you might ask. Well there are a few reasons. First, we are really outgrowing our house. It’s not that large and doesn’t have a basement. Storage is tight and we just need more space for our growing family. We would still like to have one more baby and this house just doesn’t have enough bedrooms. Second, now is a great time to buy a house. Interest rates are still very low and we really want to take advantage of the market right now.
That brings me to the next question: Where are we going? Well, we are downsizing–but only short term. It has been our goal for a while to have a solid down payment on our next house, and to do that we still need to save a little more. So we are moving in to my mom’s basement for a few months. It will be a shocking change for us, but we know it will just be for a little while. We want to take our time looking for a new house and don’t want to feel rushed at all. We are hoping to find a house that we can stay in for a very long time. It will most definitely be a fixer-upper of some sorts that we can renovate and make it exactly how we want. That is the dream.
We plan on renting our house long term and keeping it as an investment for the future. But now we have to pack and move! I’m dreading this process. There is so much to do in just a short time. We plan on being out before the end of the month so my kids can start the year off in their new schools. And don’t worry–my mom’s house has plenty of rooms that are screaming for some design intervention. So there will be lots of fun projects in the coming months.
Last, but certainly not least, I’m selling a lot of our stuff. Tomorrow is the big day!
When we actually move into a new house, I really want a fresh start. It’s a little hard for me to part with all the “stuff,” but we want to limit the amount of items we have to store.
Tomorrow I will have everything listed that is available. The larger items will be local pickup only if you live in Utah.
Check back early to get first dibs!