MOVING = 22 DAYS.
I'm really slacking on this thing, sorry. i have been SO busy! i started a new position at work & we recently moved out of the apartment we have been in for a year! new beginnings & lots of exciting news but i will keep this one as short and to the point as possible. this blog will be about the DOs and DONTs of moving :) keep reading if you are interested!
so John & i had a game plan: move in 1 year. AND WE DID! we wanted a fresh start after we got married and knew that in the next year, we would hopefully be growing as a family. currently, we are not sure where john's career will locate him so we decided to rent for 1 more year, then buy when we had a better idea of location to finally settle down in.
we finalized our paperwork yesterday and the countdown has begun: 22 DAYS!
DO #1: STORAGE UNIT
i had never thought about this, since we did not really have that much stuff. boy was i wrong! we rented a unit and were able to put 70% in there until we get settled within the next 3 weeks. they gave us a deal so we wound up getting it for longer than needed, but we got a free moving truck too!
DON'T #1: PROCRASTINATE
okay we all do it, but try not to! ideally moving should only take a few days, so try packing some things up prior to the actual move in date. it'll save time too if you have a moving truck (they normally are only for a few hours) so the less time used the better.
DO #2: THROW IT AWAY
don't be afraid to toss things out. i love throwing things away - i don't have any shame. if you forgot you had it, throw it away. you will live without it. and if not, you can always buy it again.
DON'T #2: HIRE MOVERS
you are wasting your money. all the times my family has moved, we never hired workers. ask some friends, make it fun - pay them with pizza and beers. or invite them over once you're all settled & make dinner. either way, save your money.
DO #3: CONSOLIDATE
buy a bunch of big plastic storage bins/regular boxes that way you can fill each box, hence - less trips back and forth. *luckily, we hadn't unpacked any of our things from our bridal shower, so we still had everything in it's boxes.
DON'T #3: THROW OUT FOOD
if you have nonperishable foods, keep them. obviously throw out things that will not stay well in the storage unit - but things like seasonings, baking goods, canned foods - keep those! one less thing you'll have to buy when you finally get settled in your new place.
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO START FRESH IN A NEW HOME & SEE WHAT OTHER EXCITING THINGS HAPPEN THIS YEAR FOR US <3 :) when we get closer to the move in date, i will be sure to do another blog & post another video!
thanks you everyone who has taken the time to
watch my videos & read these blogs! :) you guys rock!