Sunday, July 17, 2011

packing hell

That is where I am at. In packing hell. I needed a break before my brain explodes. lol

I have found that all my Tupperware does pack nicely in trash bags. =) Just throw and go! (no worries...I did mark the trash bags TUPPERWARE so they won't be mistaken for trash. lol) And, I didn't waste a much needed box! (or 4)

Can I vent for a minute?

My DH has worked long long days. And this week...the week we close he works til 9 pm every day (or later). He is even at work right now. He is off to close, but then has to work again. I'm doing the bulk of the packing all by myself. Do you KNOW how hard that is to do with three kids under your feet and no adult conversation to help you muttle through? My 2 yr old is adorable, but is constantly in the way. My MIL did come help twice. So those few precious hours I got of help were GOLD!! I got more done with two of us, and stayed in a better mood than I am doing now.

I even am moving the bulk of what we have without him. I have my mom and aunts to help. All of us with bad knees and backs. Dh has to work. Hubby just has to move the bigger furniture.

It's fallen on me to pretty much prepare for the move, set up and cancel utilities, clean, keep the kids taken care of, keep tabs on the new house and keep contact with PM on what we've found needs done, keep the lists of what needs to be bought for the new house, pack, finalize bills, and actually move us. I am beyond overwhelmed and feel like I am going to break at any minute. I have NO help. I have cried 3 times now today already. I feel like I'm falling behind in my responsibilities, and will never get everything done.

My house is disgusting! It needs cleaned. But it's hard to clean when you're packing and boxes are EVERYWHERE! I have them in just about every room of the house. And the grossness of the house is getting to me too.

I feel alone in this move. I know I'm not, but it's how I feel. I feel completely overwhelmed.

I'm sorry. I just needed to vent. A few minutes to let it all out. I'm going back to packing grind now. Please pray for me. I need it.


  1. I completely understand where you are...because I was there! Not only on the packing but on the unpacking end. Hang in there and know it's worth it - and that you are not alone :-)

  2. Noey pls don't fall apart on us. I understand that the clutter, kids, and long list of tasks are cluttering your brain. You are not a super hero lol, maybe trying to focus on one room at a time would help. At least you can have one clear space and start marking zones as CLEANED and clear no kids, no clutter zones...;) Good luck and breathe. It sounds very overwhelming! Those 2 year olds are no joke, just try to give her something to feel like she is helping lol like an empty bag to fill...i know I don't have kids just an dog and alot of visiting kids but I hope it helps and again don't forget to breathe! ;)

  3. ((hugs))

    I totally understand. I had to do everything when we moved here from Australia, thankfully there wasn't much packing involved there, more trying to decide what I wanted to keep. Billy worked up until 2 days before we left so I was doing everything.

    It's very stressful but think about what your getting in return!

  4. Thanks everyone. I really did just need to vent. It's hard when DH works til 9 or later every night til closing and pretty much has since we got back from vacation.

    I did get a lot done today. I still have a lot to do. But I'm getting there. It's going to be long a week or 2. But once we're moved, I know it will be well worth it.

    I have already packed more than my last move (I was pregnant at the time). So the way I see it, I'm already ahead. LOL At least that's what I'm telling myself.

    I need to let go of my expectations and realize it's going to be what it's going to be. It's not worth the tears and frustration. I am only one person.

    I am going to do what I can. When moving day gets gets here. It's bound to better than our last move. lol Like I said, I have already done more than before. lol

    Thanks again for allowing me to let it out and for being there for me. It meant a lot.

    Tomorrow is catching up on some of the laundry and my last cleaning of the bathrooms. (we have an exit cleaning scheduled for next Tuesday). I'm taking a day off of packing. I could use the mental break and my kids asked me tonight if we could spend some quality time together tomorrow. So that is definitely on the agenda! =)

    Thanks again!

  5. Noey, i feel you on the packing. But at least I am packing for only one and my brothers and brothe-in-law are coming to move my things. And my mother and sisters are coming to help me get set up.

    Good luck!