Moving on up to the east side…….
To a not so deluxe apartment almost in the sky….
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
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).
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) 🙂
Food/drink type stuff:
plastic cups and plates
disinfecting wipes or spray
bath towels (1 for each)
shampoo and conditioner
a few changes of clothes
bink (if using)
a few changes of clothes
batteries (various sizes)
important documents (rental agreement)
first aid kit
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.
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!