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Harpua3
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« on: September 17, 2014, 05:35:40 AM »

And I'm freaking the f**k out! All is good, just so much to do. Overwhelming would be welcomed, this is far beyond. Anywho, any advice besides feeling like throwing up!?! It's feeling like, despite the home in very good condition , remodeled etc, that there will always be something to improve apon. My OCD doesn't like that. paranoid
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 01:51:53 PM »

As a homeowner, there will always be something that "needs to be done".  That's half of the fun though! 

My advice is take all your hanging clothes, and lay them flay and put a garbage bag over them to transport, instead of taking them off hangers etc.  Once you are in your new place you're gonna love it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 04:54:42 PM »

Great advice about the clothing. 

Other advice from the last time I helped on a move.  Make sure you have as much of your stuff boxed up before your friends/family/paid homeless show up, otherwise expect a bunch of annoyed people while they wait for you to finish.  Order the food in advance and schedule it.  Last move, they didn't even think of it until 10pm, then another hour until it arrived. 

Don't set too hectic of a schedule.  If you get access early, then do as much as you can instead of doing it all at once.  Badly planned moves mean you take more risks and lose track of stuff in the rush to get out. 

As for the house, don't worry about it yet unless you are buying the house from the Money Pit. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 05:13:22 PM »

Thanks guys! Yeah, it's just normal nervousness, nothing bad per-say. Busy busy busy.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 07:22:43 PM »

Throw all your old stuff out and buy everything new. Then you don't have to move anything!
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 07:32:20 PM »

I don't think non-gamers would appreciate this, but I always feel so much better about a move after I get my primary console, tv, and pc setup.  It looks a little ridiculous with boxes everywhere and my gaming stuff all setup in the corner of a room (with no furniture).  I think it helped the stress and anxiety that my kids were feeling too with our most recent move.  We could sit on pillows on the floor playing games together in our new house for an hour or so between the stress of unpacking and setting up rooms.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has done this.

 
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 07:32:28 PM »

I think he sounds more afraid of home ownership than the move itself.  

If you're afraid of home repairs, check out this thread from Teggy asking for advice on tools and items every home owner should have.

If you're afraid of paying for home repairs, be sure to set aside money every month for the home repair fund.  Expect that you're going to have to pay for stuff now, rather than hoping it doesn't and then having to scramble to find funds

If you're afraid of the mountain of paperwork of home purchasing, be sure to save all your receipts! Get ready for itemizing your tax return if you've never done it before, because from here on out it will probably be worth it.  Make sure you're doing all the things you're supposed to be doing regarding property taxes, and if the taxes aren't being handled as part of your mortgage payments, be sure you set aside 1/12 of your expected tax payment every month.

If you're afraid of your neighbors, build your fence higher.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 09:09:45 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on September 17, 2014, 07:32:20 PM

I don't think non-gamers would appreciate this, but I always feel so much better about a move after I get my primary console, tv, and pc setup.  It looks a little ridiculous with boxes everywhere and my gaming stuff all setup in the corner of a room (with no furniture).  I think it helped the stress and anxiety that my kids were feeling too with our most recent move.  We could sit on pillows on the floor playing games together in our new house for an hour or so between the stress of unpacking and setting up rooms.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has done this.

You are definitely not the only one that gets that stuff set up as quickly as possible.  My computer is usually set up and running on the floor before my desk is set up.

Also, good luck with the move, Harpua!  I'm not a homeowner so I have no real advice other than enjoy not dealing with a landlord.  Nobody can stop you from painting every room a different color or knocking down walls just for the fun of it!  slywink
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 07:39:49 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on September 17, 2014, 07:32:28 PM

I think he sounds more afraid of home ownership than the move itself.  

If you're afraid of home repairs, check out this thread from Teggy asking for advice on tools and items every home owner should have.

If you're afraid of paying for home repairs, be sure to set aside money every month for the home repair fund.  Expect that you're going to have to pay for stuff now, rather than hoping it doesn't and then having to scramble to find funds

If you're afraid of the mountain of paperwork of home purchasing, be sure to save all your receipts! Get ready for itemizing your tax return if you've never done it before, because from here on out it will probably be worth it.  Make sure you're doing all the things you're supposed to be doing regarding property taxes, and if the taxes aren't being handled as part of your mortgage payments, be sure you set aside 1/12 of your expected tax payment every month.

If you're afraid of your neighbors, build your fence higher.

Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »

I did this as well 2 weeks ago now and had some of your same fears.  We're now 90% unpacked, which is due to my lovely wife a lot more than me.   I  went with a moving company, but still on the day of the move I was stressed and exhausted.  It gets better, just look forward to enjoying you're new home.

We are having a birthday here tomorrow for an 82 year old with 15 guests , so it's possible to get it all done! 

I agree with you about repairs though....  I made the mistake of utilize our realtors "home services" department, which claim they will handle they setup of all utilities.  Let's just leave it at that department didn't do shit and I wish I'd gone with my guy and done it all myself.  All are setup now, but the water was cut off for a brief moment, which now results in a fog horn sound when we flush the master toilet.  Ugh.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 19, 2014, 04:31:41 PM

I did this as well 2 weeks ago now and had some of your same fears.  We're now 90% unpacked, which is due to my lovely wife a lot more than me.   I  went with a moving company, but still on the day of the move I was stressed and exhausted.  It gets better, just look forward to enjoying you're new home.

We are having a birthday here tomorrow for an 82 year old with 15 guests , so it's possible to get it all done!  

I agree with you about repairs though....  I made the mistake of utilize our realtors "home services" department, which claim they will handle they setup of all utilities.  Let's just leave it at that department didn't do shit and I wish I'd gone with my guy and done it all myself.  All are setup now, but the water was cut off for a brief moment, which now results in a fog horn sound when we flush the master toilet.  Ugh.

Congrats! Painting now. No fun. This home better be more fun:).
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 06:21:40 AM »

Update...paint 80% done. Have to get up in 5 hrs to move! Yay! All joking aside, it's awesome here.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 06:55:57 AM »

Moved in. Sleeping here even though shit is everywhere. Have to finish my bathroom paint and a few touchups. Well, my buddy has to finish it:). He's a trooper to say the least. Painted a good ten hours yesterday and 7 today... Yeah, a trooper.
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 02:15:52 AM »

Having a house would be nice...
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