All of a sudden we are packing again! We closed on our new home and went from thinking we’d be moving the end of May to moving May 2n! The previous owners were going to rent back the house for a month but they found their next home and moved one day after the closing only renting back for two days not a month. To top it off we found a wonderful mover who could fit us into his schedule and move us May 2, so we’re packing again.

Fortunately we only have to pack up our small one bedroom apartment, so I think it is doable. The houseplants are back in their plastic container ready to go in the car. We are eating up everything left in the fridge and the canned food we are moving this time.

When you make a cross country move it is all based on weight. As a result we didn’t move any canned goods with the exception of a few things such as my homemade vanilla.

homemade vanilla extract, frugal tip

This move will only be less than 200 miles so we were given a flat rate for the move which included packing the trucks, driving them to our new home and unpacking the trucks. Nothing needed to be packed because the majority of our belongings are still in boxes from the original move!

moving boxes

We are really looking forward to unpacking all of our boxes and settling into our new home. 

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I have met the owners of a local CSA, which we have signed up for. I may try to join the community garden this year, or I may just concentrate on putting in a few raised beds in our small backyard.

We won’t have a large lot to have a massive garden, but we will continue to grow what we can and preserve the harvest. Follow the journey on Instagram, I will do my best to share photos over the next week of craziness. In the meantime I’m packing again!

15 comments on “Packing Again!

Judith Reed on April 29, 2019 4:01 pm

Good luck with your move! So exciting to have everything going so much faster than you anticipated before. That’s a great picture of you and Bill!, by the way!

Nancy Wolff on April 30, 2019 2:56 am

Thanks Judith!

Lisa Lombardo on April 29, 2019 6:23 pm

How wonderful! I’m excited to see pics of the new place! I hope everything goes smoothly with the move. 🙂

Nancy Wolff on April 30, 2019 2:55 am

Thanks Lisa,
So excited to move in, not so excited for all the unpacking ahead of us! 🙂

Lisa Lombardo on April 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Lol…I completely understand. Hubby and I have lived in 3 apartments and owned 3 houses over the years…and moving is a lot of hard work. But it is also exciting to move to a new place. 🙂

Victoria on May 2, 2019 1:11 pm

Good luck with your move. I am a terrible packer but because I get tired of packing I will throw things away. lol

Nancy Wolff on May 2, 2019 2:14 pm

I don’t mind packing as I am a very organized person however I am so tired of boxes and packing and I really hope we don’t have to move again for a very long time! 🙂

Anne Fraser on May 2, 2019 2:03 pm

It will be good to spread out again and it must be exciting to start a new garden. You must be moving today so I hope everything is going well.

penpen on May 2, 2019 5:23 pm

a new garden. that’s what got me through our move from our house in the suburbs to a city apartment with a patio/balcony. I planted pots of tomatoes and herbs; moved all my indoor plants outside. There is something so wonderful about starting a garden anew–even if it’s more limited than the old one. enjoy the new planting.

Nancy Wolff on May 4, 2019 7:20 pm

We may be on a small lot but my mind is already outside deigning the new garden space! Just have to unpack a few more boxes!

Retirement Reflections on May 2, 2019 5:35 pm

Hi, Nancy – Good luck with your move.
I’d definitely keep the homemade vanilla as well! 🙂

Dee | Grammy's Grid on May 2, 2019 9:24 pm

Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 36! Shared x 3 ♥

Nancy W Dobbins on May 3, 2019 3:12 pm

Hey Nancy,
Good luck with your move…I have done it so many times I think I am an expert, but no matter what it is an exhausting process!
Congrats on locating the CSA – we are not in NH long enough in the summer to take advantage of those opportunities here, so joined the Concord Food co-op instead and frequent farmers’ markets. A healthy, local food supply is so important.
And glad to have found another “Blogging Nancy”…visiting from Blogging Grandmothers party.
-Nancy @ Defining Third Age

Nancy Wolff on May 4, 2019 7:18 pm

Thanks for stopping by! When we lived in Vermont we were also part of a local co-op!

Christie Hawkes on May 5, 2019 12:57 am

Good luck with the move! Thank you for linking up on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared on social media.

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