Friday, March 19, 2010

suitcases from VintageStatus
This weekend I plan to finish most of my packing. This may prove difficult because my sister lent me the fourth season of "Bones". *sigh* Yet, I remain hopeful. As I have packed and moved a dozen times, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the whole affair. Here's my list of some things you need to do to pack well:

1. Get rid of stuff, throw away, donate!, sell it if you have the time, but if you don't, visit the dumpster/good will shop often!
2. GET RID OF STUFF! I know those CDs/movies/shoes you bought 10 years ago that you never listen to/watch/wear may hold a special place in your heart, but do you really want to lug them around with you for the rest of your life? I know this may prove difficult for some...but you just gotta buckle down and do it. Eventually, you won't even remember the stuff you got rid of.
3. With everything, ask yourself: Do I really want to lug this around with me for the rest of my life?
4. Invest in some bankers boxes. I use mine over and over and they hold up well. Plus they're easy to transport - not too big, convenient handles, worth the money!
5. Pack your boxes according to rooms. This makes unpacking so much easier!
6. Double up - I wrap my breakables in my t-shirts.
7. Books are usually my heaviest things. Put a layer or two on the bottom of a box and lighter stuff on top. This way, you won't break your back.
8. Crank the music and get 'er done!
propeller from verabel

I'm very blessed that my Aunt has agreed to store all my stuff while I'm up North. Now I just have to decide what I'm going to take there. What does one take to the Arctic? During the summer? "Bug and bear spray" I've been told...eeeek!


  1. lisaroy said...
    ugh - packing! We've moved about 16 times and even though I've gotten pretty good at it - I don't love it! good luck!
    The Lavender Daisy said...
    Great tips! I always have a hard time getting rid of things when I move. Good luck with moving!
    holly e. said...
    where are you going?
    holly e. said...
    oh wow! sounds like an adventure! what type of work are you doing?
    Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...
    Getting rid of clutter is fun! Until you replace it with more clutter ;)
    Fun list!

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