Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let the games begin

So no pictures today but I promise to get some in.

Currently the house has a second floor and some windows.  Not sure what today will bring with the weather.

So we got an offer on our current house yesterday and we signed the contract last night.  We will have to bring money to the table to sell, but it feels like the right decision.

The crazy thing is assuming we make it through the inspection process, we will have to be out of the house by the 28th....OF THIS MONTH!

And so the game begins.
-line up a place to stay for two months.  (almost there, we have three things in the works)
-schedule a mobile storage unit to be delivered.  (working deals between PODS and PackRat now)
-secure loan to cover cost to close (I got approved yesterday, just need to finalize.  Will do that after inspection)
-line up place for two boxers to live.  (Great friends who have watched the boxers before are helping us)
-get packing boxes (Because my wife designs POP displays and I design packaging, this won't be an issue)
-and somewhere in there, we will stress out.

The Container Store's website it very helpful with all kind of tips.  So if you are looking to move, visit their site for ideas.



  1. Less than 14 days from contract to closing? That's insane. Good luck with all the arrangements to be made. Hopefully, it will go as smoothly as possible.

  2. For POD-like storage, you might like to consider United Mayflower (took over the "Sam" business). Their containers are better, although they don't have the funky delivery mechanism that the POD people have (LOL "POD people"). We currently have our stuff in storage with them.

  3. Congratulations for getting an offer on your old home! Its a rough market out there. Try not to stress out too much everything will come together!

  4. @Rachel, it's a cash deal. So I guess that means it can move WAY FASTER!
    @SCJ, thanks on the link. I already have a quote. I am finding that bouncing quotes off competitors is getting me better deals. Right now PODS is winning.
    @Meghan, thanks. We will just have to stress about one thing at a time. It will be fun if we make it.

  5. Congrats on selling your home! That's one less thing to worry about. Now you can be as stressed out as we are, lol. It's a crazy ride to build but it will all be worth it in the end. Just think, soon you will be able to pee off your new back deck. ;) :D