We are finally moved out of our house. Wow, what a job that was, especially after living there for 21 years. As the saying goes, you expand to fill the space. Last issue
, I shared a box-labeling convention that worked for me. Here are a few more discoveries I made, several after the fact:
* Pack a bag like you’re going on a trip. In the final days, the house will become utter chaos and you’ll have a hard time finding your basic needs. Pack a bag with your last few change of clothes, meds, checkbook, and other items you’ll need and keep it safely out of the moving flow.
* Put together a moving toolbox with the basic tools you’ll need to take apart furniture (hammer, drivers, socket set, Allen wrenches), measuring tape, scissors, razor knife, etc.
* When packing the kitchen, make sure to keep everything you’ll need to make and eat meals for the last few days of packing and moving.
* Keep marking pens, scissors, tape, etc. all over the place. Have plenty of packing essentials in designated places throughout the house and return them after use. If not, you’ll spend half your time running around looking for that one marker or pair of scissors.