I am so relieved – we have officially moved out of our house and have arrived at the first stop on our journey in North Carolina.
I’ve moved 6 times in the past 7 years, but this is the first time we’ve gotten rid of 80% of our belongings and moved across the country. That first part (getting rid of everything) has been a full-time job for the past few months and I’ve been selling stuff like a madwoman. And yes – I chose the word madwoman very purposefully. It got to the point where my friends were afraid to give me anything for fear I would sell it on eBay, Facebook, at a yard sale, or find some other means of making a profit. Maybe I’ve been a little obsessive – but hey, moving across the country is expensive.
So, since I last wrote, I’ve finished up all my sales (I forgot to mention that at my yard sale the highlight was a man pulling up and asking if I had any guns or ammo for sale #onlyinSouthCarolina), packed everything, completed everything on that long list I created (except the parts about our route and my school stuff), and cleaned my house for the new renters. I was obsessive about that cleaning part too, BTW. The new renter texted me last night and said, “Goodness did u scrub the whole house with a toothbrush?? [I actually did do this…] I’ve never seen a house that spotless!! Bless ur heart!!” I will say, I was proud of the way I cleaned that house! Now I know that I can always fall back on a job as a professional cleaner.
This week, my big task is planning out our route and booking those pet-friendly hotels.
For now, here are a few pictures to capture day 1 of our trip.