There’s no other way to say this: moving is a pain. Packing up all of your belonging into boxes to be shipped or move into a new space is tedious, exhausting and might even leave you in tears. After moving 11 times in the past six years, through trial and error, broken lamps, and misplaced valuables I have learned a thing or two about how to make the moving process easier.
1. Start early.
Everything takes longer than you think it will and moving is no exception. And on that note…
2. Start in the room you use the least
The living room, the library, the dining room, the kitchen… wherever it is, start there.
3. Label everything.
Think more than just “Hall Closet” or “Dining Room.” Being specific will let you know exactly what is in each box. Trust me, this will be helpful when you’re standing in your new place searching for your cupcake pan.
4. Give up on the kitchen.
Seriously, don’t wait until the last minute to pack up the kitchen. You have more kitchen supplies than you think you do. Between cleaning out the fridge, packing everything, and attempting to cook… you really aren’t going to want to do dishes afterwards. Pick up take-out for two days or so before your move.
5. Throw things away.
Packing and moving is the perfect opportunity to clean out your closet or get rid of those 87 magazines you’ve let pile up. Recycle and donate the things you can. Continue reading…