Moving to Main Street Blog 2


Good Evening Main Streeters! Here we are, week 2 of the Moving to Main Street Series. Last week I had told you all that I was still in denial about the move, and that I hoped to get more done by this time. Well….. the good news is, more actually has gotten done. Not a huge amount, but more boxes are packed, and the house is starting to look like someone is actually moving, due to boxes scattered here and there. It’s becoming more real. 3 weeks from now, God willing, my family and I will be unpacking at our new place in Central Florida. Am I excited? Actually, not yet…. I’ll explain.

Like I previously stated, moving across the country was not an easy decision to make, especially for someone like me who really fights change at all cost. I’m such a creature of habit. I like things to stay the same for the most part, even if I’m bored with what’s going on around me. Not sure why I get that way. Maybe because change is scary? For some, it truly is. For ME it is. That fear of the unknown really gets to me, and I become my own worst enemy. Yes, moving to Florida is something I always wanted, and I’m grateful for that, no doubt about it. It’s an exciting time, but a little overwhelming too. Will I get it all done in 3 weeks? Will all our stuff fit in the truck? Gosh, I sure hope so!

People who move are supposed to “purge” or get rid of items that you may not need any longer. That’s so hard! Yesterday, we started going through the cupboards that have my crafting supplies in them. Truth be told, I haven’t had time to do my Disney crafting in months, so the boxes of stuff were just sitting in there. Once I started to pull out the boxes I started getting overwhelmed, I couldn’t believe how much was there! Then that inner conflict starts…… do I really NEED all this stuff? Well, not NOW, but maybe in the future, that’s what I usually tell myself. Or…. I get tripped up on the purging process because the supplies are still good and I don’t want to just get rid of them. Again, I’m my own worst enemy. What about having that garage sale I planned on doing? Well, we’re running out of time, so what do I do with all this good stuff? Ugh. It’s a vicious cycle, I’m telling ya! I need to really be more disciplined with myself I suppose.

So, for now, I need to keep pushing myself to do more, and keep my eye on what’s to come. I know I can’t take everything with me, so I need to really stop and think about what’s a necessity and what’s just something I may want to have. I sound like I should be on “Hoarders” but I promise it’s not that bad! I’m getting there. Maybe once more packing and cleaning is done some excitement will set in. Still on the fence about the garage sale though…. so much to do and think about. Moving is quite a process, but moving 1000 miles away from home is REALLY something! Once again, I’m hoping by this time next week I’ll have even better news to report…. here’s hoping! Thanks for the prayers and pixie dust, I appreciate it!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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5 thoughts on “Moving to Main Street Blog 2

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I too know how difficult it is to move, I recently moved from a home, that my family and I had livec in for 13 years. Whew the stuff….. mostly crafting, sewing, art….. the list could open a store! I cried, I laughed, and even melted down, but everything rolled along, and finally after several months, we moved into our next home, and the next chapter in our lives. We had to downsize, due to becoming, dare I say it ……”Seniors”. But get rid of all that you do not need. Do not make the mistake we did, and say “We can just get a storage unit”….. We did and now, we are having to get it cleaned out and have a garage sale or donate. Well off to the storage unit to start cleaning, and getting this UN USED STUFF, that I could not get rid of, out. So we do not have an unnecessary expense.
    Isn’t it funny, how all of the “THINGS”, that I thought I could not get rid of, somehow I have. I feel so much better, without the clutter.
    Sending lots of prayers and
    Sending lots of Pixie Dust your way.

  • May 29, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Aw, you’ll be fine! I’ve moved a lot of times. It’s always scary and it’s always hectic, but once you get moved into your new place, you’ll wonder why you were ever stressed!!! Good luck!!!!!

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I understand your pain! When I moved last year, I took the stuff I really wanted but wouldn’t have room for and donated it to the Vietnam Veterans Association. I know it didn’t make me any money, but I just ran out of time. A yard sale sounds like a great way to get rid of stuff and make a little cash in theory – but they are a TON – let me say that again – a TON of work! I think you’ll have a breakdown if you try to have one within the next 3 weeks. I found it helpful to break my packing down into smaller bits so it wouldn’t feel as overwhelming – just do this closet or that cabinet or those drawers. Take a break and then go back to another small section. I have a very hard time with change as well – sending you hugs and Pixie Dust!

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    You will get there step by step. My husband called me a hoader butI got in my cleaning mode AND was cleaning out draws and closets I had a pile of stuff to go in a yardsale. Well someone calledme and I stepped away to take the call and told my husband to leave things the way they were I was organizing the closet when I walked back in the bedroom 20 minutes laterhe had stuffed everything in drawers or closet. There went a couple of hours of hard work down the drain. LOL! I am sending buckets of Pixie Dust.

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