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It was two month ago, almost to the day. Our house was under contract, and we had just made an offer on what would be our new home. I was sitting in my office, more than a little bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by the idea of moving. How does one pack up a house that they are living in? Do you hire packers? Do you hire movers? How do you tell them how much stuff you have to move? How long does it take? What do you start with? How many boxes do I need? Where do I get the boxes? What stays, what goes, and what do I get rid of?
Yes, I had a lot of questions. And now, dear readers, I have a lot of answers. Two months later.
I wish I could go back to my former self and fill in all of the blanks for her. And while that may not be possible, I hope that I can be assistance to you. If you have to put your life in a box and move it down the street or thousands of miles, I’ve done the leg-work for you.
Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing some tips, advice, and things definitely not to do (yes, there will be several “learn for my mistake” moments, that I can share with you) to make things go smoothly for you during the stressful transition.
We’ll actually be breaking down the entire process into four steps. On paper, it seems easy. In reality, it’s quite a chore. But, if you set out with the right tips and tools, it will be easier. Easier than it was when I went at it all willy-nilly like. The four steps are:
1) Organizing for the move: Figuring out how much stuff you have to move, finding a mover, and collecting the materials that you need.
2) Packing: Ugh. This is the worst part. Hands down. But, we’ve got a few tricks to make it as easy as possible.
3) Moving Day(s): A lot of things on this day are left up to fate dealt by the mortgage gods, but there ares some things you can do to help things run smoothly.
4) Unpacking: Light at the end of the tunnel. My favorite part, hands down. Consider this one heckuva organizing project!
After tackling these steps, our next portion of the “This New House series” will take us through each part of the new house. We’ll be chatting about organization, decorating, child-safety and more. Plus we’ll be doing tons of giveaways. Think of it as #Organizedin2013 on steroids. If steroids were legal.
So, now I gotta ask – Who’s moving? Has anyone moved and loved it? What’s was the worst part for you?
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