Sorry things have been rather quiet over here this week. We have finally sold our house which has knocked me completely off course! I'll rewind and fill you in on the journey so far...
Back in March we put our house on the market. I really didn't want to and took a lot of persuading from Husband. The main incentive was to get more space so I can have a home office (no more working on the dining room table!) but also because we border a large housing estate development which is inching closer to our back fence and we didn't fancy spending the next five years living with brick dust floating through the window. So I caved, spent a week making the house look like a show home and were officially on sale.
I got really into it and found the house I wanted to move to. I started designing the girls new bedrooms and thinking about how to plan my new office. But despite loads of viewings we just weren't getting any offers. Why? Because the development out back was putting people off. It was really disheartening as everyone loved the house but just didn't want to live with the uncertainty of what was being built in the back yard. Then disaster struck, the house I had been coveting sold.
I was so disappointed and resigned myself to us staying here and looked into extension ideas instead but I discovered that costs an extortionate amount of money! There didn't seem like a plausible way to make this work except putting the girls in a room together to give us a free room. But then out of the blue we had an offer! The buyers had viewed the house when it first went on the market but like everyone else were concerned about the building work, but luckily for us the house made such an impression they just couldn't stop thinking about it. Within hours we were out house hunting and found the perfect new home which will give us all the space we need - the forever home.
So as you can image the past week has been a whirlwind of mortgage brokers, solicitors and estate agents but hopefully we've done the painful bit. Now it's time to a start having a good sort out before we pack. No doubt we'll be in need of rubbish removal services and we'll probably do a few car boots sales to ease the packing load! As we are only moving a few roads away we are still deciding if we should try and move ourselves or get a professional removal company to move us which would definitely be less hassle.
They say moving home is one of the most stressful life events but I'm hoping we can break that mould and make this an exciting experience! Fingers crossed!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.