Our landlord called yesterday and said she wanted to bring over someone to view our apartment. So I had to quickly clean up (not easy to do with an infant!) and get Emmie and me out of the place. The results were good; our landlord said the woman took it! Now I won't have to do the whole clean-and-leave thing again. Also, with any luck we will get our security deposit back sooner.
Today we put a hold on a self-storage place. The location is perfect, right near my husband's work, between my in-laws' house and here. That way if we need anything he can just grab it after work. Plus, we can start running stuff over with our car every day (haha, that sounds like we are going to destroy everything vehicular-style. You know what I mean).
We spent a lot of time researching storage units. There are drive-up units, which are nice because you can access them easily and moving in or out is more convenient. There are also indoor units, which have the benefit of being climate controlled. I worry about the possibility of mice, termites, or bedbugs. But then again, I guess that can be an issue no matter if you are renting, owning, or storing. When you get a storage unit, you can do month-to-month or sign a contract. We chose the former, because we have no idea how long we will need it. Also, you are required to have self-storage insurance and you have to buy a lock. I had no idea how complicated it actually is.
Let's get this party started! I've moved so many times; I know how bad it is to wait until the last moment and be carrying out random loose objects. Stuff gets jumbled along the way and it's a mess. One time, I lost a framed van Gogh poster that I brought home from Amsterdam. It just got lost in the shuffle somehow. I will try to be more organized about things and get as much done as possible before the end of the month.
Except for tomorrow. It's going to be my first Mother's Day! I am excited to see what my husband has planned (on behalf of Emmie, of course). I'll keep you posted!