Packing 101

For Brian and I, the packing extravaganza continued this weekend – yippee!! Or should I say….YUCK! The more I do the less I like it, but I will say we’re nearly there and I can’t help but think about the light at the end of this cluttered, box-filled tunnel…our house! Just 5 more days and we’ll be moving in.  I can’t wait.

Now, I wouldn’t exactly call myself an expert on all things packing related, but I will say that I have mastered the art of packing up myself at the very least. My credentials: in college, there was one 12-month period where I believe I moved six times in and out of either campus buildings, Brian’s parent’s house and my first apartment. At one point I was even living out of my car! No – not a lie. Ask anyone at my family reunion if they remember me driving in with clothes piled clear to the ceiling of my little white Malibu, rolling the windows down when I needed something out.

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Packing, Packing and…Packing

We’re down to 15 days until the big move – I can’t believe it!  The Uhaul is booked, the financial commitment received, title secured – all is good! And yet no matter how excited I am about our new home, this next phase of my life with Brian, and the prospect of being so much closer to our families and friends…I will never. Get excited. About packing.

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The House Hunt is Over

After a rather disappointing and exhausting round one of house hunting, Brian and I headed into round two last weekend a bit more cautiously, looking at 6 homes in one day (National Realtor’s Day actually…crazy busy everywhere we went). The last home we saw was an absolute winner, and we began last week with an accepted offer, anxiously awaiting the home inspection and hoping not to have the same doom-and-gloom outcome as the last one. Alas, on Saturday, June 11th the home inspector gave us some wonderful news:  “This is an extremely sound home.” Yahoo!

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House Hunting 101

It’s been about a month since my last post, and while I’m not a fan of horrible excuses, I think I have a rather good one:  in addition to planning our upcoming wedding celebration, Brian and I have been looking at houses!

Brian and I have always been busy bees, but this past month has been complete craziness. After six weeks  of searching, an accepted offer, a home inspection gone wrong, and then the search beginning at its start once more, I have to admit that I am seriously tuckered out! During all this, we were still heavily in the wedding planning process, making day-trips to Central Maine twice this month!

So, since the two of us are essentially the guinea pig couple among our mutual group of friends, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help the rest of you young-folk out there prepare for your future home search/purchase.

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Miss to Mrs and Maineac to Masshole

Hello all,

My name is Brittany McLaughlin, but you can call me Mrs. Mass Musings. In the Fall of 2005 – after an entire childhood of growing up in a small, Northern Maine community – I made the move to the ‘big city’ of Boston in search of higher education at Bentley University. It was during that first year in college that I met the love of my life and things changed forever. We’re now engaged, planning a wedding for the summer of 2012, and looking to buy our first home together.

From small town to big city, Miss to Mrs, Maineac to Masshole – follow along and enjoy the ride as my official transformation begins!