Dona (our realtor) and I are doing our final walkthrough on the 30th of October.

We’re supposed to get the keys officially on Halloween.

Work on the floors by Wilson Flooring Company starts that morning (install wood in the kitchen/ kitchen nook to match the oak, sand, stain, finish the kitchen and the rest of the house). We’ll start moving stuff to the garage that week as well. Travis from Wilson said we’ll be able to move light things in on Sunday, so guess what we’ll be doing that day!

We’re planning on moving whatever will fit into Dave’s XTerra or my Forester ourselves, and having the official moving company (Redondo Van and Storage) on the morning of the 6th for the big stuff (appliances, couch, etc). Our first night in our new place will be that night!

Today we did a quick go-through of our house, finding stuff that we didn’t want or need any more. (Since we do this fairly regularly — a must with a small house that we want to keep uncluttered — we only had three small boxes of stuff, mostly clothing that we don’t wear anymore.) One thing I did in the kitchen was purge all our old spices/herbs.

We’re saving the garage til we actually pack up stuff from in there, but again, I think there’s not much to discard.

We also painted the first coat of paint on a small table that I got from a garage sale that we plan on using on our front porch. I had the turquoise paint that was used for our Adirondack chairs matched….it’s bright, but I just love the color. Dave likes it a lot too. I don’t think it’s an inside color for us for furniture, but it’s great for outside.

We’ll start packing next weekend (again, stuff that we’ll be able to put into the garage). I suppose we could start now, but with no extra rooms in which to store packed boxes, we’d just be stuck with boxes cluttering our house for the next couple weeks.