Helping New Homeowners

Spring is upon us! For many spring is a time for cleaning, planting seeds, bicycling, running, or just getting outside. For some, such as myself, it’s a time for house hunting, selling/buying, and moving. If you’ve ever bought a home before, then you know that moving can be a mix of excitement and stress. If you have a family like mine, you know they are willing to help. But, what’s the best way for them to help, besides actually helping with moving boxes and furniture from one house to the next?

It’s so hard to have family asking you questions such as, “where do you want this?” or, “Where should this go?” or, “What do you want me to do?” when you’ve never lived in that house before! 

Hopefully in June we will be moving into our “new” home. We have an accepted offer on a 2-story (3-story if you include the attic….or if you ask the kids), 1904 brick farmhouse. *Renovations will be in the blog WHEN they take place*  I can picture moving day…
     Hubby and men hauling in heavy furniture, me & kids hauling in boxes. The beautiful hardwood floor of the dining room being overtaken by box after box. Family members asking me the questions from above. Me biting my tongue and trying not to scream, “I HAVE NO IDEA! JUST PUT THE STUPID BOXES WHERE EVER YOU WANT!!!!!!!” Kids and men starting to complain and whine because they are….HUNGRY! Not a very pretty picture!

Now, for my family, buying a house is money and time consuming. I don’t want to have to go out and spend waste $40 or more on greasy, fast food. That $40 could go towards materials for our chicken coop! It would be 100x’s better if I could pull a homemade meal out of the freezer and pop it in the oven….while we still work! It saves money and precious time – plus it’s a healthier choice. It’s win-win–win!

But let’s be real here for a moment. I’m not going to have time to make freezer meals for my family between homeschooling, being the soccer (or whatever sport they are in at the time) mom, cleaning the rental we’re in, and packing up our belongings. So, how am I going to get these meals made? Where are they going to come from?

Here is where a helpful family comes into play. 🙂 My suggestion is that if you want to make the move less stressful for your loved ones, then please make them a meal! It doesn’t even have to be a freezer meal. You could deliver the meal while moving. I am just partial to freezer meals because then the recipient can enjoy it at a time of their choosing.

Here are a few meals that are easily stored in the freezer:

  • Lasagna
  • Tatortot Hotdish
  • Frozen Pizza (homemade or store-bought)
  • Tuna Casserole

I hope to add to this list in the near future. I will also add recipes at a future date (when I have time).

If you have any amazing recipes to share, please leave a comment for us!

Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you.”

 

 

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