We are in the process of preparing for a cross-country move, so school has been suspended. We are using this time to purge, clean and otherwise prepare for our move. It is always fun getting ready for a move, okay maybe I am exaggerating slightly or even a bunch. I think it can become tedious at times. It is no fun going through all the last minute preparations and purging that is necessary to move. In our case, we are blessed to have packers and movers come in to deal with some of the tedious stuff. But then we are left with the task of cleaning and making sure the house we are leaving meets the landlord’s standards.
Some landlords spell out very specifically their requirements in the lease. One of our landlords required us to have the carpets professionally cleaned. Other landlords have been much more vague, which makes it a lot harder to satisfy them. It is no fun having to guess at what expectations the landlords might have. Nor is it fun to be out part of a deposit because we did not know what requirements the landlords had. So we try to be proactive and work towards meeting expectations.
Since the military is moving us, we are limited on the amount of weight we can move. As a result when we go to try to find a new home to rent, we are planning on loading a lot of boxes into our twelve passenger van and leave them in Texas. Of course, these boxes will primarily contain books since books weigh the most. Then when the packers come we will not have those books to worry about. In the meantime, I am trying to get rid of as many books as I can that I know we will not use again.
So what is going on in your world? I would love to hear from you.