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Oh moving. Having piles of stuff all over really stresses me out. Having everything out of order does something to my brain - and it is not good!


Here's to hoping you have a sonic or a starbucks nearby... :)

Lisa @ The PW

Girl, we have moved more than I care to talk about. Understand the stress of it all - especially when it's only temporary and partial!

Obviously I'm praying this huge THING you are doing will be abundantly blessed by our God. I read back through your last few posts and loved your thoughts on trust. One of my lexicons states it as 'the assurance we will not have the rug pulled out from underneath us'. Oh Joanne, I know you know God better than that. He's not setting you up to fall. Better yet, He's setting up a divine SHOW UP. I can't wait to behold all the wonders He will work through your and Toben's willingness to follow Him into the unknown.

I love you dear friend and just wanted you to know you were in my heart more than usual today..

Ericka Muldowney

It can be unbelievably stressful to see cluttered stuff everywhere, particularly when you are moving. When my family moved in last year, I temporarily stored some of our things in a self storage facility. This made the process of moving in much easier and faster because there wasn’t any clutter to get in the way. Why don’t you try storing your important things in a self storage unit, next time you plan to move?

Erik Littles

Organize your things first. It’s easier to pack when you have a better view of your stuff. Like what Ericka said, maybe you can, or rather you should, have a self-storage unit to store your valuables so that you will have more space at home.

Elias Madden

Ask for a friend’s help if you feel stressed with the mess. That is what I actually did when I moved here in my new house a couple of months ago. I assume that you’re enjoying your stay in your new home as of today. I’m glad that you made it; I also wish that you’ll have more friends in the neighborhood and have a nice stay for years to come.

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