You’ve no doubt heard the saying every summer: “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” Our version is “it’s not the move, it’s the settling in!” What I mean is that while many people are focused on how challenging it can be to move, it is the settling in process that takes the most time.
Why so difficult? Probably because you want it done. Now.
These next few blog posts are inspired by my own move, which we did in February, and the lessons I’ve learned as a result. I will detail a few specific areas that were “learning experiences,” either because we learned HOW NOT to do it or we actually did something right.
In Spanish there is a saying: “En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo.” Translated is: “In the blacksmith’s house, the knives are wooden.” Kind of like “the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot,” same principle. Anyways, experiencing my own move has given me insight into the WHOLE process, not just the part we know so well of being a reliable mover to get furniture from Point A to Point B.
An article from Apartment Therapy gets it right: “Setting Up Home: Tips for Unpacking and Settling In.”