HELP! Give Me Your Best Moving and Packing Tips!

March 25, 2014·

Okay folks, I’m laying it all out for you. Here’s the deal. I. Hate. Moving. No, really I do. Like, probably more than any other thing you have to do in life. I even probably hate it more than I hate the dentist. And I hate the dentist a lot.

I don’t even like to use the word “hate” because I feel it is too strong 99.9% of the time. But I hate packing and I hate moving.

You see, until I went to college, I had lived in the EXACT same house my whole life. We parents were MARRIED in my childhood home. But since I left for college, I’ve moved a bajillion (okay, maybe more like 12) times. 

Like I mentioned on Friday, I am SO excited about our new house and SO excited about the future… but to be honest with you, I am DREADING the next few weeks and the PROCESS of moving. We’ve already done a TON of de-cluttering and getting rid of stuff and cleaning out… and we have a lot of stuff in storage (because of having our house on the market for showing). BUT, there’s still a lot left to do.

So, that’s where you guys come in.

NO, I’m not going to ask you to pack and move my stuff for me. Although, I certainly won’t turn down anyone who offers to help! BAHA! 

I need to know your best moving and packing tips. 

There are a couple of challenges we are facing:

1. Our house is still on the market and has to be ready to be shown at any time… which means our house is in uber-clean-organized-show-ready-staging mode. So, how do we pack and have stuff in BOXES everywhere if the house is being shown to potential buyers? I mean, sure… in an ideal world our current house will be under contract before we have to move and we won’t have to worry about that, but in the case that it’s not… what do we do? Has anyone experienced this before? What did you do?

2. We are only moving about 15 miles away, so not far… we may not be able to afford movers. So, what’s the best way to get things ready for easiest and most efficient transport to the new house?

3. Do you have any specific packing tips for difficult-to-pack rooms like the KITCHEN? Ugh… the kitchen. Dishes are so tedious to pack! Haha!

4. Other moving and packing tips? I’d love to hear from you experienced movers! What worked best for you?

You guys have been so helpful in the past when I’ve reached out for help, so I know that I can count on you!

Thanks in advance!!!!!!