{m o v i n g tips}

I have been married {f o u r} years and we have moved a total of six times!! Guys, that is an outrageous amount of times to move. Seriously. 

I have really contemplated becoming a professional mover.  (Haha) seriously though. I have had a few requests on my top tips on moving and thought I’d share some of the tips that have helped me. As I have mentioned in my last blog about anxiety I’m kind of a little crazy about the way things are done and organized. Plus it will save you a few dollars πŸ˜‰ 

1. BOXES

Yeah yeah, okay you can go to Home Depot and buy all the boxes you want. But WHY would you do that when there is a 100 stores around here that will save you moving boxes for FREE? You can even ask your Facebook friends for boxes because odds are one of them have moved recently πŸ˜‚ I hardly ever use tape to tape the boxes unless I already have tape laying around but I’m not wasting money on tape when I don’t need too. πŸ˜‰ I fold the boxes at the bottom and tucked them all in. Here’s an example. ⬇️


2. SHARPIE

I always make sure “like” items are packed in the same box. For instance, maybe bowls and cups in the same box. Then I label them “kitchen” so when we’re unpacking I know exactly where that box goes. labeling boxes has helped me keep everything organized and so much easier to find things as I begin the unpacking process. I highly recommend labeling!

(Example of box labeling)

3. GROCERY BAGS & KITCHEN RAGS 

I always save my grocery bags when I go shopping. They always come in handy, not just for the bathroom garbage can. πŸ˜‰ most of my dishes and decor are glass and I didn’t want to spend money on “bubble wrap” to get everything wrapped up so nothing breaks. Grocery bags have came in handy to get all my coffee mugs wrapped up safe and sound. (I couldn’t go on with life if I didn’t have a coffee cup) Not to mention all my pictures I had around the house in frames. All of them are wrapped up in bags. Back to tip 2, be sure to label those glass boxes “fragile.” So when someone goes to pick it up they know glass is inside. If I run out of garbage bags I ALWAYS use my rags or towels for the last bit of glass that needs to be packed. Like my grandmas China, or the plates we eat with. That way rags are packed along with all my dishes. Kill two birds with one stone! πŸ˜‰

4. DEJUNK

I can not be the only one that has a bunch of “junk” laying around the house. I have gotten rid of sooo many things laying around here that I didn’t need. Such as, decor, clothes, shoes, toys, dishes and so much more! I don’t need to pack a bunch of crap I don’t really NEED or use anymore. Most of the stuff I take to the DI or sale on the Facebook yard sale. (I probably made $200+ just from getting rid of stuff laying around the house.) 

Here’s a list of some things you can get rid of:

  • DVDs you never watch
  • Socks without matches
  • Tupperware without lids 
  • Dried out markers/pens
  • Clothes you never wear anymore
  • Chipped plates, mugs or cups
  • Old paperwork (receipts/coupons)
  • Old books
  • Magazines
  • Old paint
  • Expired medications
  • Greeting cards 
  • Expired make up
  • Extra hangers
  • Jewelry you’ll never wear
  • Expired food
  • Notebooks (nobody needs 17 notebooks that aren’t being used)
  • Junk drawer
  • Sad, worn out bras
  • Old shoes
  • Old wallets, belts
  • Decor
  • Children’s toys that done get played with. Get rid of it! It’s just taking up space!
  • Items or things you haven’t used in 6 months? Clear it out!!!

If you choose to eliminate the clutter around you, I can promise you that you will feel so much less stress! 

After four years of marriage, on May 27th we FINALLY put an offer in on a house and it was accepted! We are sooo excited! We were planning on closing on it June 30th but we have had a few set backs and just not sure when now. Still hoping for the 30th! But really we are just praying everything works out and nothing comes up. (Knock on wood!) 

I have been packing and dejunking all month long! I always get a good start on packing (probably because I’m excited) but it’s nice to just have it all squared away so I’m not stressing about it all month long trying to get it all packed. I usually have a spot “saved” in the house where I can stack all my boxes that are packed so I don’t have the packed boxes scattered all over the house. 

The bottom big box is just comforters so nothing is being smashed

When things start to get closer to the moving date I usually clean out one room. Pack it all up, wash walls if needed and vacuum. Then i go to the next room. Pack it all up, wash walls if needed and vacuum. One room at a time really helps me stay organized. Rather than bouncing between rooms trying to clean them all at once. Bathroom and kitchen are the last things I usually clean because they take a little bit longer and we always use those rooms! 
Let’s be honest though, I’m pretty sure my house is dirtier now that I’m trying to move than it is on the daily. 

Hayven made me fold all the boxes so she can play with them. Let’s not ask me about the bucket of lids either. Lol

I really don’t know if this will help anyone but if it does then please let me know! I love feedback! 

Remember you can save your boxes when you’re done moving because your friend might need them πŸ˜‰ 

If anyone in the Richfield area is looking for a lender, hit me up! We have worked with the most amazing guy. He has gone above and beyond for us! I would recommend him 100x to everyone! 

{if anyone wants tips on what we did to prepare to buy our first home let me know! What we did before we met the lender, now that we are preparing & after. I’d love to help you anyway I can! It’s such an exciting time in a persons life to buy their first home!!} 

Xoxo

Tasia 😘

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