I wasn’t sure what I was going to post about this time. I’ve been so busy lately with moving, I honestly hadn’t given it much thought. Then I thought, “why not talk about the joys of moving?”
I use the word ‘joys’ sarcastically. There is not much fun in moving. At least not to me. But now that I have a topic, I’m going to jump right into it. Here it goes…
So, you’ve found the perfect house, the one you’ve been dreaming of. The one you want to raise your family in. The one that is everything you could hope for and more.
And even better, the loan for your dream home has finally been approved.
CONGRATS. YOU ARE HOMEOWNERS!!
How exciting. It’s a time for new beginnings. A fresh start. The next step in your life. And think of all of the new memories waiting to be made. But first…
Okay, if you’re anything like me, you don’t consider moving fun. Nerve wracking, stressful, frustrating, perhaps a dozen other words.
Any of these are a correct adjective to describe the emotions surrounding that one little ‘m’ word. But not fun. NEVER, EVER fun…
Yep, that’s right. With moving comes packing. And you know what that means….
But as I’ve very recently learned, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. At least not completely.
Here are a few quick tips that might just help make moving easier.
1. Before packing EVERYTHING, make sure you keep out some essentials. Bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush, hair brush, a change of clothes or two, and any other items you may need. Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, etc. There’s nothing worse than needing something only to find it already packed away.
You can put this special box to the side where it is easy to find. Adding the essentials will make things so much easier for you while you are packing up the rest of your house but also it will make a great “1st night in you new house ” box.
Now that you have your boxes, make sure you have everything else you need: tape, labels or a marker to label boxes, and bubble wrap or other forms of protection for the more fragile items. (Tip: it is easier if you keep all of your packing supplies together. This prevents losing them in the crazy packing process. My hubby and I were asking each other where the tape was more often than any other question during our packing.)
It’s also best to pack one room at a time to avoid confusion and lost items. Be sure to label the boxes as you go. It is better than having to guess and rip into a box to discover it’s hidden contents later.
Once you’ve managed to get everything packed, whether it be hours, days, weeks, it’s time to load your boxes into the vehicle transporting them. A moving van is usually ideal but don’t worry if that is not an option. You can still get your things moved. It will just take a little more finesse. You may have to make more than one trip however. Try to use every available space when loading your boxes. Like this:
NOT LIKE THIS:
Once you get everything into your new home, don’t worry about unpacking right away. Instead, take a breather, relax, and celebrate that you survived the move.
So there you go. A few tips to helo make your move a little easier. But for those of you that like a checklist, I’ve got you covereSo as you can see, packing up and moving does not have to be a total nightmare. With some planning and preparation, it might be almost enjoyable. (Notice the word enjoyable.)
Thanks for stopping by. And happy moving!