Wednesday, May 11, 2011

boxes, boxes, and more boxes

We are getting closer to getting completely moved out of the apartment. We have been moving little stuff all week and are moving the big furniture on Saturday (let's pray for nice weather!) I feel like everytime we move I learn something new. Here are a few things I have learned/been reminded of this time around...

1. There is SO much STUFF! Where does it all come from? I mean seriously! The moment I think we have made some headway, I open a closet or a cabinet! Luckily we have been clearing out some more stuff so that has been helpful.

2. If you call Central Market in the morning between 8 and 10 and ask them to hold several boxes for you, they will do it! Andddd you can come by anytime that day to pick them up. Getting free boxes is one way we really keep the cost of moving down.

3. NEVER...I mean NEVER use banana boxes. I don't care if somebody pays you to take them. We used these when I moved into our first apartment and were not aware that tiny little sugar ants love banana boxes. Ants + Lauren (who hates bugs) = no good.

4. Use dishtowels and old t-shirts to place between dishes. It avoids getting all of the annoying ink all over your stuff.

5. And last but not least, dream of the day when you will hire movers to do all of this craziness for you.

Honestly, this has been the smoothest move we have had, which is a true blessing for us right now. Since we have the keys and have been able to gradually move things over, it has not felt like I am living in box-ville like it has in the past. So thank God for that! Also, we are tremendously blessed with supportive friends and family that are helping on Saturday!

Anyone have any great tips or advice for when they have moved? I am sure you learn more every time!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! 2 days until the weekend and summer is SO close!


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