Since we are moving shortly, I’ve been giving some thought to what we need to take with us, what we pack up, etc.
And it has occurred to me, our next house is going to be very, very empty.
My husband and I don’t have a lot of big items that you normally find in a house. We’ve put so much time, effort and money into the business, that we haven’t been able to justify buying certain things, like couches.
When we moved from the Brisbane house, a few of the things we did own, we got rid of or left behind, such as our TV and dinning table. This was easy to do as the house we moved to already had a wall mounted TV and a media room with a projector.
It had a full couch suite left here as well as a futon/lounge thing. They also left their massive 8 seater dinning table and chairs. So this house hasn’t been empty because it came with some furniture!
So briefly, the following are the large items we own that will go to the next house:
- queen size bed
- single bed
- large IKEA shelves
- 2 x office/study desks
- 1 kitchen caddy (recently acquired for free from business partners)
- garage shelving (also recently acquired from business partners)
- and the snakes cage with stand
That’s it. That is all the furniture we own. And to be honest, it is all we have needed since this house had the extra furniture. I have to admit, in our previous house I was ashamed to have people visit because it was a terrible house and we had so little. Can you image, please come over for a cup of tea.. but here you have to stand here in the kitchen or sit at the office desk.. oh and we only have 2 tea cups, so anymore than2 people and you’ll have to wait your turn.. And forget dinner parties. 🙂
When we move we will have zero spare dollars to buy furniture, so we will make do with what we have and I guess I’ll have to keep an eye out on gum tree for anything I can get for free until times improve.
This is what I find the hardest in our life right now. People see that we own a company and the company is growing and doing exciting things. But that doesn’t mean that we are getting money from it. We take enough to get by and that is all.
Don’t get me wrong, we are not poor. The business is able to pay most of our rent, we have a work vehicle that is only 4 years old, the company covers our fuel, our phone and internet is also covered. The only true expenses we have are our food, our health, our pets and clothes. But in those personal areas we go without so the business can move forward.
Anyway, slightly off track.
We have plenty of non-furniture stuff. We have so much stock, tools and equipment in this house that I can’t find my own belongings from within them!
For example, you can see in the picture:
1 ~ Stargate (love it!)
2 ~ Business records from a previous venture
3 ~ Wedding box
4 ~ Pet things (leashes, record of registration, etc)
5 ~ Sewing things (I actually can’t sew, but want to)
6 ~ Books
7 ~ dumping ground for things
8 ~ Coke (has to live somewhere)
9 ~ shoes
Every other space is work related. Tools, spare pieces, etc.
Thankfully the new property we are (hopefully) moving to has a proper storage room and shed space for a good amount of this stuff.
So, when we move house, I’ll show you all the empty space!