Why did I use a picture of a hot air balloon for this post? Because 7 days of no internet will make you desperate. I’m writing this blog post during the most desperate of times while my right eye has a slight twitch. And if you’ve been reading this blog for longer than just now, you know we are preparing to move this weekend. It’s like our final week before our move has to be extra difficult. Oh well. Such is life.
Considering the amount of times Carl and I have moved these past two years, we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Not so good we plan to move again soon. More like, we aren’t stressing about this weekend…but plan to never ever move again until we have a house. In all these moves we’ve learned there is one, and only one, thing you can do to make moving easier. Are you ready for it?
Have less stuff.
Don’t hate me for making it such a straight forward method. But let’s be real. When you have less stuff, that’s much less to pack. We all get to the point of packing where everything gets a little hazy and you wonder why you even care to pack that millionth plate into a box. For this last move, Carl and I put all of our stuff into a (somewhat) teeny tiny storage unit. We knew it was going to be in there for months, which brought up a question. If we can do without it for months, do we really need it at all? That question helped make packing a whole lot easier. Instead of putting a million things into boxes, we threw a million things into the back of my car and headed to Goodwill. We also regularly purge our closets for things we still haven’t worn. It never fails that I feel like I have more stuff with the less I keep. It’s much more satisfying to look around and only see things you love as opposed to things you don’t like or don’t use. What do you think?
Thing you probably have more than enough of.
- Cups & Glasses
- Random kitchen appliances you only use once a year
- Non perishable food items
- Clothes you haven’t worn in a year
- Shoes you haven’t worn in a year
- Home decor you don’t like anymore
- Gifts you keep but don’t even like
Where you can donate or sell.
- Local animal shelter
- Food bank
- Homeless shelters
- Salvation army
- Friends and family
How do you make moving easier?