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 Storage World 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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On Packing Up the Holiday Decor

Well, good morning, all! And Happy New Year to each of you!

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Can you believe it’s 2014?! I’m having a hard time with this one! (I’ll be writing 2013 on everything for a while yet, so y’all will just have to bear with me, I’m afraid!)

We had a little party last night, so not too much is on the docket for today except to put away the Christmas decor! The house is gonna look so weird…

And, considering I JUST finished packing up the Fall stuff last week (HA!) I thought I’d share my method (and a couple of free printables!) with all of you!

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On Making Your Own Packing Materials

If there’s two things y’all know about me already, it’s that I HATE clutter…and that I LOVE a bargain. This being said, I’m quite the avid viewer of the Yard Sale Sites on Facebook. Have you seen them? If not, do a search on Facebook for a Yard Sale site for your town/city/county. People post anything and everything on these sites! You can get some great deals, and even haggle prices, right on Facebook!

Anyways, we have a room at the new house call “The Project Room”. The reason for this is, it’s basically an extra bedroom that we’re not using yet. We never really anticipated getting a 4-bedroom home yet, it just kind of happened that way. Down the road, that will be the nursery (and NO, I’m not insinuating or announcing that I’m pregnant!) but for right now, we’ve left it pretty empty. Except for having “stuff” in it.

This “stuff” was stuff I gathered and people gave us while we were looking for homes. When we bought the house and moved in, all the “stuff” that didn’t have a home was put in this room, awaiting the time when it would find its spot around the house. Well, after a while I found out that it wasn’t meant to have a place in the house. So I started posting and selling it on the Yard Sale sites in my area.

Sometimes this requires mailing items to folks. They offer to pay shipping and handling above the cost of the item, and I pack it up and send it off to them!

Except I had been packing and sending a lot…and I ended up with no packing materials left for this last shipment.

So I made my own – with trash bags.

If you blow some air into a trash bag, and then knot it closed, leaving some air inside, it creates a nice little cushion perfect for packing! See?

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