The Yoga of Moving

We are in the midst of moving into our new home. It is a very exciting chapter in our lives, but also a bit stressful at the same time. Our home is not completely read: it looks like a construction site. So once again I find that I must keep reminding myself that this too shall pass, that I have chosen to move, uproot our lives and also redo parts of the new home. I try not to stress, take a deep breath, and practice the yoga of patience. At various times in the day I repeat to myself, ”I chose this; it will all work out.” On good days I only need do it a few times, on bad days, it is the constant chatter in my mind.

Here is the state of things in the new home, 10 days before our move in:

The Garage with the old laundry machines 
and doors that we aren’t using.
can’t park a car in this yet!

This is the old laundry room will be
my husband’s new closet. The open
flooring means the new carpet wasn’t
laid on time, which means his closet
wont be ready on move-in day…


New carpet is being laid in the master bedroom
so that the new California Closet’s armoire can
be installed in five days. And all the other closets
and spaces are ready for their install, except my
husband’s closet. Still a chance it might all happen together.


The master bath has become a storage room
for construction items. Faucets and shower
head still to be replaced, 
handles installed and
shower still needs 
new grout, but it is coming together.


Good news: The house is all painted and today California Closets is installing organized shelving in all of the closets (except my husband’s)—including a kitchen pantry.

Move-in day is this weekend!



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6 thoughts on “The Yoga of Moving

  1. Dorita

    To quote Ed Gruberman, “Patience? How long will that take?!!” As I said in my text earlier, it will feel soooo good when it’s over! Deep breaths….

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      Thanks for the reminder — I have to keep saying to myself how great it will be be on the other side. Love that quote!

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      Ha ha ha! The guest room is almost ready and my mother is going to be our first guest when she comes for a visit next week.


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