So it’s only been… what… almost 6 months since we moved?? Better late than never, right?!?!? I really wanted to pass on some of the tips and tricks I picked up while moving. Granted, we were moving 10 minutes away not cross-country, so we weren’t forced to be suuuuuuuuper organized. But I do love how everything turned out! It really did go super well!
I based much of my moving plans on these two inspirations on Pinterest.
Also… Let’s be honest… a few months before we moved, my favorite Emily moved. I totally watched her and ripped everything off. It’s the story of my life!
I had everything in a 3 ring binder notebook that I carried around with me as I was packing to record what was in which box. A couple page protector sleeves in it was nice for storing the labels. Makes them easier to find the room you’re packing in. I got 3 colors… One color for upstairs, one for downstairs, and one for the garage. So I had 3 page protectors and kept each colored labels in each one.
I *LOVED* how easy this routine made it for everyone helping us move ! (I was 8.5 months pregnant at the time, so all the friends who helped us move were absolute lifesavers!!) Everyone automatically knew which level/area each box went at a glance by simply looking at the color of the label.
I started packing non-essentials and stuff I didn’t use much asap. The sooner you start so you’re not packing EVERYTHING all at once the better!
The labels I ordered were from Amazon… They make life SO much easier to have preprinted. I printed the sheets off then packed away. So simple!!!!
I have found that they don’t necessarily stay on the best all on their own… So just to make sure they stay on the box a small piece of packing tape is a good fix. Unless you have an Emma in your house who likes peel off any labels. Then 2 large pieces of tape covering the whole label is in order. Ha! It kinda defeats the whole purpose if your kiddo rips all the labels off all the boxes.
I hate moving (I want to live and die in this house!) but having a game plan helps i.m.m.e.n.s.e.l.y!!! It made me feel like I was approaching a challenge that I could conquer!
And bonus! Here are free printables for my moving notebook and my labels… If you can use them, AWESOME!!!!
If you found this post, you’re probably moving… So good luck with that! Hope it goes super well for you!!!