Moving: What the heck do you need?!

Moving on up to the east side…….

To a not so deluxe apartment almost in the sky….

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So, this is sort of off the cuff. I did make a rough draft list but most of this is off the top of my head. Honestly, I work better (and calmer) that way.

We are currently in the middle of packing to move. I have been scouring the interwebs trying to find a comprehensive checklist of things we need or don’t need as the time gets closer. Also, trying to find a schedule type thing that is easy to follow and not to in depth. I have failed.

I have decided to put together my own little tips and tricks to make the transition and actual move a little less stressful (I mean there is no way to eliminate all the stress from a move).

I will be jumping around to different checklists and strategies that I have come up with so far.

First of all… I have come up with a system of colored dots on all of the boxes to signify to which room they belong. I had a lot of fun doing this actually. Color coding is one of the things that relaxes me so this was a great idea on my part.

This is my code:

Living room- yellow bar

Dining room- blue bar

Kitchen- green dot

Allie’s room- pink bar

Basement- blue dot

Master Bedroom- yellow dot

Spare room- red dot

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I will have corresponding colors on the doors to the rooms for less confusion. We will be having a few friends helping with the move, This system should help it run smoother than it would normally…. hopefully. (I am aware that the yellow and blue bars and dots are pretty much the same but I’m hoping that the shapes will be enough of a difference not to cause a problem).

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Finally, on with the actual lists of things you will need for the first few nights while you are working on unpacking and organizing everything. (at least I know we will need these things) 🙂

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Food/drink type stuff:                                                                                                                                   

milk
sugar
creamer
coffee
tea bags
snacks
water/filter
broom
dust pan
lysol/comet
vacuum

Kitchen:

towels
tea pot
coffee maker
plastic cups and plates
dish soap
sponges
mugs

Cleaning:

baking soda
disinfecting wipes or spray
hand soap
paper towels
window cleaner
rags
bucket

Bathroom:

hand towels
bath towels (1 for each)
shampoo and conditioner
body soap

Personal:

tooth brush
tooth paste
a few changes of clothes
pajamas
deodorant

Kids:                                             

nightlight
pajamas
blanket
bink (if using)
some toys
a few changes of clothes

Misc.

flash lights
batteries (various sizes)
chargers
important documents (rental agreement)
first aid kit
markers
packing tape
paper/post-its

 

Also, take the time to clean as much as possible before you move any large furniture into the house. It is so much easier to do a deep clean when there is nothing in the way. It will feel more like your home if you put that clean touch of yourself in it.

 

I highly recommend…… Cleaning list

 

So, right now this is all I have in the list category. There are a lot of things that need to be done that do not necessarily fit into a list.

 

Make sure to pack things you will definitely need within the first few hours of moving in so that you will not need to search around everywhere in different boxes for certain things. This is easier said than done, but it makes it a lot less difficult if you try to think of the things you are going to need and keep them aside.

 

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Most of all, you will be so happy when you finally get in and settled and can breath a sigh of relief. You are home!

 

I can’t wait for that to happen for us. It can’t come soon enough , because of this I can’t seem to quell my anxiety but that is another post altogether.

 

Thank you so much for reading. I hope I didn’t bore you to much. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Kristen

 

Allie’s Mommy:P

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

11 Replies to “Moving: What the heck do you need?!”

    1. thanks Michael for sharing your positive, delicious (!) thinking. I too am about to try to write an 8 week course for middle schoolers on the joy of food. Anyone have reesurcso, thoughts!!

  1. Wow you’re so organized! On my last move I just threw everything into random boxes and hoped for the best! Luckily I was just moving upstairs in the same building. Good luck with the move and enjoy your new home!

  2. Great tips! I like how you separated the personal items you would need. Moving is not fun, but being organized helps a lot! Thanks for giving some helpful advice about how to do this the right way.

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  3. We had very little stuff when we moved into our house, so it was pretty easy, but when I helped my old office move, it was a disaster. We used the code system, but with numbers. We had a moving company help us and it just was so unorganized!

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