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Thread: So Overwhelmed!!

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    Super Member brookemarie19's Avatar
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    As some of you guys know, my parents are moving in with me soon. They will be bringing all of there stuff up in two weeks, but not officially moving in until sometime between end of October and Thanksgiving. So here is my issue:
    I have two weeks to get a sewing room somewhat organized to make room for her three sewing machines and all of her supplies. On top of that, I have to move the kiddos around the house to make a room for them to be able to stay in and don't have a clue where to start. I am not the greatest at organization (although I do try to be that way), so the house is now a mess from where we started. My husband is one to just throw away everything that he doesnt know what to do with, but I don't want to get rid of THAT much stuff. He has already filled his dump trailer once and gotten rid of all of that on top of some 10 boxes that we took to good will when cleaning out the attic for there stuff (that after thinking about it, would never even make it around the corner to get up the stair :oops: ) Don't get me wrong... I am totally siked that my parents are coming up here (I moved away 5 years ago) and the kids are even more so. It's just the setup work that is getting to me. Anywho, thanks for letting me rant, I feel a little better now.

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    my prayers are with you and your family, all is possible with God's help. My advice is to Stop, Pray and ask a friend that might can come in ans help. I know that sometimes it makes you fill better to just tell someone what is going on. I know that all will be better when the move is all done.
    Congratulation on having you parents a home with you.

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    Can you all rent a storage unit?????????????? And does she really need all 3 sewing machines???????? I know, I know....yip!
    Good luck! Will be nice to have family around, eh?

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    Aw, Hugs! I am not great with home organization either. Just do what you can now, and when your Parents come, they will help a bit too! It will all work out!

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    We are looking into finding a storage unit, but so far they dont have any units available. The sewing machines she has are all different from the ones that I do, and one I learned how to sew on. I'm hoping my daughter will keep showing interest and maybe she will be able to use that one also. I haven't had any family anywhere near me since we moved and I am from a family that gets together every holiday and its huge!! This will make it less difficult for me around those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyLynn
    my prayers are with you and your family, all is possible with God's help. My advice is to Stop, Pray and ask a friend that might can come in ans help. I know that sometimes it makes you fill better to just tell someone what is going on. I know that all will be better when the move is all done.
    Congratulation on having you parents a home with you.
    Sometimes just having someone there is helpful. sometimes just their presence helps you make up your mind. Good luck with your project. I understand the difficulty of combining houses. I moved in with my mother to take care of her. Just too much stuff, and neither of us were good at throwing away. Good luck and God bless.

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    I am from NY also. If I lived close enough I would help you in a heart beat.

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    good luck re organizing your house just take one room at a time and decide what you want to keep and put in storage

    do you have any storage sheds on your property?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    We are looking into finding a storage unit, but so far they dont have any units available. The sewing machines she has are all different from the ones that I do, and one I learned how to sew on. I'm hoping my daughter will keep showing interest and maybe she will be able to use that one also. I haven't had any family anywhere near me since we moved and I am from a family that gets together every holiday and its huge!! This will make it less difficult for me around those times.
    I can't imagine how difficult it would be to combine 2 households, even if you are excited about their coming!

    Are you able to rent PODS in your area? They are storage units that are fully enclosed and self-contained and are left on your property as long as you wish OR can be taken into a storage facility. One might be very handy to have in your backyard to be able to access those thing easily that you may have packed away yet find you need. http://www.pods.com/

    Jan in VA

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    I have the solution. Send the kids to me along with 2 of Mom's machines. Oh and pack some of her stash in the boxes. We don't want the machines to get damaged.


    LOL

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