Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Moving Tips- Part 2

Hi! It's Jilly. I am blown away by the response I've had to last week's post, Part 1 of the Moving Tips series! Thank you for the sweet comments!  When I was telling my husband about the post he said that I should have had tip #1 be "Don't. Just don't move if at all possible!". Ha ha!

Now, it's time to dive into Part 2. Last week I talked about lining your clothing boxes with garbage bags.

But, I forgot to mention another awesome thing about using bags inside your boxes! After you fill the bag inside the box gather the top of the bag in your hands,

squeeze all the air out while pushing the bag down,

then twist it closed

and tuck the 'tail' down into the box.

It's kind of like when you would make a balloon out of your empty sandwich bag in elementary school so you could pop it, only this time you are squeezing the air out rather than blowing air in. Does that make sense?! Hopefully the pictures will give enough guidance for you to pick up what I'm layin' down. ;) E-mail me if you need any more explanation.

So, for the awesome part...because you've squeezed so much air out and squooshed it down you can fit more clothes in the box than if you had just packed them in there without the bag! Woo hoo for DIY Space Bags! See Before...

And After!

Last week I also mentioned making a list of the things packed in your boxes in a notebook. I was thinking about it some more, and making a word document with that information would be even better! Then you would have a copy on your computer, which is less likely to get lost. And, you could e-mail a copy of the word doc to yourself so you can access it on your laptop or iThing if you haven't unpacked your PC yet. Actually, if you have a fancy phone there is probably an app for that kind of thing. But, I don't have a smartphone so I wouldn't know. :(  Here's the proof. Like my dinosaur?!

Sometimes when you are moving to a new place, especially one far away, it is intimidating meeting new people and making new friends. One thing you can do when preparing to move is do a Google search of your new area. Find out if there are any mothers groups, or a book club sponsored by the local library, or activities & classes at the community recreation center.

On a playdate at the park with a mothers of multiples group

 Explore the websites of nearby museums, parks, zoos, and other fun places. See if you can connect with a local church of your preferred denomination and find out about their upcoming activities.Try to "friend" a member or two on Facebook before you arrive. Getting a feel for some of the people and places ahead of time can help make the transition easier!


Those are all my tips for this week. I hope they are helpful! Next week we tackle the kitchen. Follow me here on the blog, on Facebook or on Pinterest to be sure you catch Part 3!

I'm linking to THESE parties! :)

Check out the rest of the series:

Hi! It's Jilly: Moving Tips- Part 1

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

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


  1. Great tips!!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Can't wait to catch up on your posts!!

    xo, Jersey Girl

    1. Welcome! Your blog is too cute. I may need some of your style advice since I am moving to the East Coast! :)

  2. Love this!!!!! Im moving out soon and I need all the tips I can get. Keep it coming!

    Found you on bloghop, Im your newest follower


  3. Great tip!!! What a space saver!!

    hehe I have an old phone too :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  4. Oh, this is perfect for me right now! We are moving soon and I'm feeling overwhelmed already! I found you via the cure for the common monday link-up and I'm a new follower to your blog! I would love it if you would visit me at! :)

  5. These are great tips!! Our sister is moving west in a few weeks and she will be loving this!! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  6. I JUST moved! Literally a couple of days ago.... I sure wish I had seen this sooner!
    There are a lot of things that are helpful, thanks for the great post! Great series :)

  7. This is a great tip!! Thanks for continuing on in the series. I look forward to the other tips you have.

    Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.

  8. Such great tips! I like your husband's tip about not moving in the first place :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  9. Churches are a great way to meet friendly like minded people in your new community. When my wife and I were looking at relocating we put our girls in Vacation Bible School for the week. They had a great time and we all made new friends while learning about the area.

  10. I like your style in packing up garments wrap in a plastic before putting in a box then label it. Avoid dust and easy to pull out when arranging it. This is do it yourself technique. Thanks for the tips.

    Joseph @ furniture removal Sydney


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