Now is where things get tricky.
The last time I moved (interprovincially, no less) I was unemployed and had been preparing for the move for months. It was an early fall move, and we had taken possession of our Van apartment two months prior to our actual moving date. Inordinately costly? Yes, but the transition worked well because we could make a few trips into the city to do the paperwork prior to our physical relocation out here. Also, I ended up with 2 months of lead time to get addresses changed and all that jazz. I had friends and family assisting with the packing and labeling and so everything worked out quite seamlessly.
Juxtapose that with THIS move. I'm a F/T momma with a fussy little Baby L. We weren't planning to move until the summer so this is sort of spontaneously unexpected. A spring move means unpredictable weather, and we are taking possession a month before we vacate our current home. Costly? Even moreso than the last one, but we're hoping that the overlap gives us time to start trucking things over to the new abode. However, due to sleeplessness and having only a month of lead time to get addresses switched, I'm in a bit of a panic. I'm also lacking family in the city who can help me mind Baby L while I pack, and while I will be relying heavily on the gracious assistance of my friends, I don't think they will be able to commit to the sort of labour that my family and friends in E-town were able to offer. Plus, we have twice (or maybe even three times) as much stuff as we used to own.
But we're getting a three bedroom with 300 extra square feet! I am delighted, and also a bit anxious and stressed. Anyone interested in packing and moving and cleaning with us? :)