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Moving to Florida

March 11th, 2011 at 05:15 am

One of my goals here this year was to be more active in my blogging. Well, I've failed that goal miserably, but it's for a good reason: we are pushing up our move to Florida from 2013 to this summer, July 2011! We are very excited, and have been in serious declutter mode. We have really evaluated what our belongings mean to us, and only those items we really love will be making the move with us.

We are using professional movers for the first time, which has been a learning experience in itself, and a costly one, I might add. We have done U-Haul moves for all of our previous moves (4 total), but felt the magnitude of this move required a different approach.

Financial goals basically include socking away as much money as possible, and paying off our credit cards before the move. (approximate balance: $700) This is very do-able. We are moving very little furniture and will need to re-purchase it once we are there, so we definitely need to pad the account as much as possible. In case you're wondering, the furniture is old and not worth moving long-distance. Our oldest son is not moving to Florida with us but keeping an apartment here, so he will get most of our furniture. What he doesn't want we are giving away on Freecycle or selling on Craigslist.

5 Responses to “Moving to Florida”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Where are you moving to, in Florida! I think you are smart not to move your old furniture. The last time we moved, I gave our old stuff away and bought new stuff.(slowly over time)

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I wish I were You! I will certainly follow your move to the Sunshine state! Congrats.

  3. jewels3 Says:

    We are moving to Clermont, near Orlando. The furniture really isn't worth moving that far. It's really made us evaluate hanging onto "stuff" and when it comes down to paying movers, you realize you aren't so attached to your stuff as you thought. We've been taking lots of pictures, and then it goes.

  4. Aleta Says:

    Welcome to Florida Jewels3. Clermont is a lovely place. We stayed in a wonderful timeshare there. You are also close to Disney World.

  5. Jerry Says:

    I agree, unless it is an heirloom or other important piece of furniture, it's totally replaceable when you get to the new place! It leads to a much easier move not to have to worry about it, and there is almost always some insurance that you will be able to find what you need when you get to your new home. If it takes a while, then it takes a little while!
    Jerry

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