Moving House – Packing, Moving & Storing Like a Pro!

No no no, we’re not moving. Well, not that I know of, at least. We did recently spend a few days in Washington D.C., and my husband said it would be a simple transfer for us to move there. I guess it’s never off the table…but for right now…no, we are not moving! And thank goodness for that. Just the sight of boxes send me into panic mode!

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But here lately, a LOT of folks we know ARE! I’ve never seen anything like it! I kinda like Florida, I’m not sure why everyone wants to leave…but they all have good reason. Some for work, some for family, some for retirement…the list goes on. But, no matter the reason FOR the move, everyone has to go through the same process, right? So when Georgia from FlexiSpace contacted me about publishing this infographic, I was ready! In fact, I’m saving this one for if WE ever move! So helpful! See for yourself…

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6 Ways to Get Organized Before a Cross Country Move – A Sponsored Post!

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About a year ago, my hubby and I went on a spontaneous road trip to a city quite far from our own. In another state, actually. We were seriously thinking about moving there, and wanted to check it out. We met with a realtor, viewed a few houses, looked at the building where he would work, and in general familiarized ourselves with the surroundings. It was definitely a productive weekend!

But when we got home, and I began to walk through our house, the overwhelming feelings of “look at all this stuff we’ll have to PACK and MOVE!” took over. I mean, we aren’t people who keep clutter at all, and still…there was SO MUCH STUFF! I didn’t know where to begin in a moving process. After all, we’d only ever moved one city over…and then one neighborhood over!

My husband ended up taking a different job that didn’t require us to move, however, his company offers opportunities for work all over the United States. The possibilities are endless…and they’re not off the table at our house! 

So I decided that it might be a good idea to at least KNOW where I would even begin if we decided to move. Always good to have a backup plan, right?! And in our case, it’s one thing to be moving to a nearby location. But when you’re uprooting your life and moving cross-country, you want to make sure that you’re thoroughly prepared. Since you won’t be able to hop in your car and come back for anything or tie up any loose ends, you’re going to want to make sure that you dot your i’s and cross your t’s. I’ve assembled a few organizational tips that should certainly help a cross country move to be smooth sailing.

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On Welcoming Newbies to the Neighborhood!

I had to laugh. I got our mail the other day and I pulled this out:

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It’s a little packet of sorts from P&G – a kind of “welcome to the neighborhood.”

I laughed because we’ve lived in the neighborhood for over a year now!

Nevertheless, it was full of fun goodies!

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I mean, you can’t beat that, right?!

It got me thinking about when we first moved to the neighborhood. We didn’t know anyone, so we did something a little unconventional. Well, my husband would say that I did something a little unconventional, because HE thought I was crazy! HA!

I baked cookies and took them to the neighbors.

I know, it sounds silly, because the neighbors are supposed to do that kind of thing for NEW people who move into the “hood”, not the other way around, right? Well, I’ve never been totally conventional.

It was a big hit! If you want to see more about that, check out this blog post I did on it: Hello, New Neighbors!  (Oh yeah, this blog post is complete with free printable tags and everything!)

And can I just say that we have awesome relationships with all of our neighbors now? We really do! In fact, it’s not uncommon for it to take me 30 minutes to go check the mail, or my hubby 30 minutes to take the trash out, because we’ve run into a neighbor who wants to stop and chat! And hey, if you’ve gotta live by them, you might as well be friends with them!

Now we’re not the newbies anymore, and I am totally the “Hi, I’m Kristen, and I baked you this pie! Welcome to the neighborhood!” type! I’ve gotta admit, I don’t want any of our neighbors to move, but if they do, I’m gonna be all over it when the new ones arrive!

What about you? Do you have neighbors? How do you keep a good relationship with them?