Moving…

It has been slightly over two weeks since we moved from our old place in Areuse to the new one and the whole experience has left me quite in awe of people who move homes on their own.

Even though the distance was near, the trouble was that most of our items were located in Lyon…about 100 kilometres away. This included our cupboard, bedframe, mattress, dining table and chairs plus a refrigerator and a whole big boatload of stuff. We couldn’t get hold of a professional moving company – well, honestly, we couldn’t afford one with all the cost in transporting things between countries…

BUT if we had the money, I’d have definitely hired one. For starters, we didn’t really know what we were doing – we just packed stuff in and shoved them into three HUGE cars, courtesy of my mother- and father-in-law. We certainly didn’t make a checklist, and our change of address was only done like one day before the actual move!!!!!!!!! I certainly couldn’t help with the move because I was pregnant which added to the tension.

After the whole thing was over, things were crazy – because we didn’t label the boxes, we didn’t know what we chuck in some and Nil spent a day looking for some photos that he was supposed to send back to his grandmother. I hate to say it but we were really out of our league with this move…

We should have done more, like check out professional moving companies for tips or even a checklist. If there is a ever a next time, you can bet that I’ll be on those sites ASAP!

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