Moving, Packing and Unpacking

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosures for more details. The last few months have been a whirlwind for me. I had mentioned back in June in a post A move is coming, that we were moving from New England, where I was born and raised, to the great state of Georgia. We bought of new house prior to selling our old house so that we could move at our own pace. This meant that we didn’t have to be out of the old house within a certain time frame. Since I was still working in New England it gave me a place to stay until the whole “work thing” was figured out. More on that later.

Moving Options

I did a ton of research on moving company’s, pods, rental trucks, and the thought of selling everything and starting fresh. In the end, we decided to go with

Incomes: 2 incomes to 1 income

New state, new school, new house, brings another new. There have always been 2 incomes in our household, but with this move we will be going down to 1 income for the time being. The decision was made that my wife will wait to get a job. This will ensure our daughter is fully adjusted to the move, especially school. Since my wife is a teacher, we figured that most school positions were filled already since school started almost a month ago in Georgia. In fact, she applied and already received an interview, but again the best decision at this time is to wait.

A major benefit is that my wife set her current pay to continue to get checks over the summer. By doing this we received 2 incomes throughout the summer.

Dollars and cents behind the move

I have previously mentioned that we are moving. The driving force behind this was to be closer to my in-laws and along the way reduce our monthly expense. It would also be nice if we could walk away with some extra money to invest. Below is a quick break down of where I see us being in a couple of months.

Old House Numbers:

Market Value $305,000 – $310,000.

1,400 sqft, 3bed/3bath, .8 acres

Current Mortgage: $193,548

A move is coming

I have to say I am not the best writer nor the most organized with getting my thoughts on virtual paper. I am sure this post will jump around a bit and with that here we go.

I mentioned in the May Net Worth post that we had bought another house and are planning a move. We are moving from New England to the great state of Georgia. Where do I start with this one? I was born and raised in the same area of New England for my entire life and my wife has lived here for about 15 years. This is a huge change for both of us. Trading in the cold weather gear, 4 seasons, and the snow (No more snow blowing!!) for warmer weather, longer swimming season and slower pace of life.

Over the last 10 years