Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Moving Tips- Part 1

Hi! It's Jilly. We have been super super busy getting our house ready to sell and packing for our big move. My hubby's parents are in town helping, which is awesome. But, my house is a disaster! Half packed boxes everywhere...tools and other construction-y things laying all over...suitcases from our trip begging to be emptied...you get the idea.



In the midst of all the chaos I thought I'd share with you some great tips if you are planning a move. Some advice I've gotten from my mother-in-law, some from friends, and some from my own experience. I hope you will find something helpful to you so that YOUR moving chaos will be less chaotic!

Today I was tackling the mountain of laundry on my couch waiting to be folded. Yes, I am showing you a picture of my laundry pile. I hate to admit it, but this one is a mini-mountain. There have been many, many occasions when the pile is at least three times this big. Yikes!



When preparing for a move a great thing to do is pack a week's worth of clothes for each family member in a suitcase or duffel bag, then box up the rest! Pretend like you are going on a vacation. Be sure to leave out a few 'normal' outfits, a couple sets of play clothes, and a couple sets of church/dressy clothes. This is also a great time to weed out any clothes that no longer fit, are stained up, or you never wear.

Oh! When boxing up clothes, line the box with a plastic garbage bag. Cardboard can stain up clothes, especially if the box gets wet, and when you're moving you never know what's going to happen!



Then, label your box with what room it belongs in and what's in the box. A friend of mine gave me some great advice. Number the boxes as you go, then write down the contents of the box in a notebook. Then, when you need something you can reference your list and know exactly which box the thing you are looking for is in. Pretty clever, eh?! Just make sure you don't lose the "master notebook". ;)



Those are my tips for today. Stay tuned next week for more great moving tips!

Moving Tips- Part 1


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Check out the rest of the series!
Hi! It's Jilly: Moving Tips- Part 2


Hi! It's Jilly: Moving Tips- Part 3


Hi! It's Jilly: Moving Tips - Part 4

14 comments:

  1. We are planning to move in the next 30 days... just waiting for the house to be ready for us!! I've delayed packing b/c I HATE it and because I couldn't live "indefinitely" with boxes piled around! but now with 30 days... I'll have to start packing soon!!

    Thank you for these tips and I look forward to the next set!

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  2. Great tips. I would love to have you come by and link up this post at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party begins every Monday and stay open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  3. That's a great idea - to write down the contents of your boxes. Nice tip.

    Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!! I look forward to hearing more tips from you.

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  4. I love the idea of numbering the boxes and creating a master list! That would have saved me so much time during our last move.

    Thank you for linking up to our Finished Friday blog party.

    By the way, how did you get the reply feature set up on your blog? Could you point me towards a tutorial? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Hmmm...I don't remember how I added the reply feature! I'll have to look around and see if I can find the tutorial I used. I'll let you know as soon as I find it! :)

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  5. Great tips! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  6. Very helpful for unpacking!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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  7. Great ideas! As someone who has moved 6 times in the past 4 years I would agree with all your tips! Moving can be a giant headache, but with enough planning and enough preparation, it can be a lot less painful!

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    1. Six times in four years?! Yikes! That sounds like a lot of...fun? ;)

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  8. We haven't moved for years...I'm not sure I could even contemplate moving actually! I sure do hope you move is pain free and stress free which I'm sure it will be considering your excellent planning!

    Best wishes and thanks for joining in with my weekly Say G'day Linky Party!
    Natasha in Oz

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  9. Fantastic tips! You're being featured!

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    1. Yay! That is so awesome! Thanks for the feature!! :)

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  10. Thanks Jillian for amazing tips.I was a bit tens how can i move to new house so much of stuff to pack but after reading your blog i must say that it really helped in and gave me an answer how can i make my moving hassle free.

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