New Home and More Moving House Tips

We have moved! For the record, it’s our 5th residence in our 4th city (or municipality) in 4 years.

We never planned to familiarize Metro Manila this way. The packing and unpacking we did last year and the previous years feel like just yesterday! But such were the circumstances and how we dealt with them that we came to live in a different place every year.

Note to Hubby and Myself:
Next time we move house, it will be to our permanent home sweet home. Itaga sa bato!!!

We do hope the next move will be to our permanent residence. I won’t mind if it’s next year. Basta last na!


All boxes are packed, we’re ready to go… NOT!  The movers came an hour early and we were not yet done packing!

Moving on (sooo appropriate for my moving posts!?), all the previous packing, organizing and unpacking have not made us experts in the stressful task. There were still things we learned and were reminded of. After all, each and every experience – even if they’re practically the same – is a learning opportunity.

  1. Plastic boxes are brittle, have carrying capacities and are not collapsible. Plastic boxes make great reusable containers, but cool as it may be, Continue reading

Moving Out and Moving In Day


By the time this post gets published, the movers have arrived to load our stuff in their truck.  They were the same ones we hired the first time we moved – from our first apartment to here, my father’s place.  I wonder if they’ll be scratching their heads how come we got more stuff now compared before.   And the additional pieces are notably heavy and bulky furniture.

We were able to acquire some Narra furniture from a live auction (fun and exciting experience I may say! 🙂 ).  We’ll also be bringing my Narra bed from my room.  Then we’ll pass by Ate’s, Hubby’s older sister, for our refridgerator since we asked her to keep it while we’re at my father’s house.

Moving on (pun can’t be more appropriate! 😉 ), I will definitely be busy setting up our new place.  But to keep this blog going, I’ve prepared some that are scheduled to be online the following days.  ‘Til then! 🙂

And oh! How I wish next time we move, it will be from the apartment to our very own home sweet home… How I would love to tell you about our dream house.  The totality and some specifics are something we’re still discerning though.  We can’t dream and pray for any house we’ll later not want, right?  Just the same, by God’s will, we pray to be given the means and resources to make our dream home come true. 🙂

Bigger Change and Moving Tips

Starting a new blog is a welcome change for me.  It’s like (word)pressing the refresh button and breathing life anew.  If you’re guessing I was blogging in another platform before, well, you’re right.  So this really makes me a newbie again. 😉  But my having a new blog is so trivial compared to other things in life.  There are bigger changes up ahead for me and my family.

Hubby and I were living on our own when we got married.  Then we had Little Cat.  Little Cat’s nurturing and upbringing is our priority so being a stay-at-home-mom was a decision Hubby and I both wanted.  Our decision came with financial issues of course.  Moving in to my father’s house was a convenient solution.  Very convenient in fact since my father has a househelp.  I don’t have to stress myself with juggling household chores and attending to little cat anymore.  We made the move 5 months after Little Cat’s birth.  It was so relieving for me!

Fourteen months after,  Hubby and I decided to move again.  Dearest Hubs got promoted at work few months back and we think (and calculated a lot of times!) we can be on our own again.  We still can’t afford to hire a nanny or househelp though, so I will be back to the juggling act.  With an active toddler now!  But after weighing all pros and cons we can think of, we decided moving on our own place is better – if not best – for our family. Continue reading