We own a lot of “stuff” so we’ll probable fill a few containers. I’m not sure if its more efficient and cost effective to move that way or to just put everything in boxes and have a moving company take everything in one day.
My mother-in-law suggested moving room by room to the new house. She said they did it in Austin when my brother-in-law and his wife moved. They literally packed up items one room at a time, took them to the new house and set up each room before moving on to the next.
They hired a moving company but just for the big items. They moved all the little things themselves.
I think this might work because we can move things little by little to avoid becoming overwhelmed when we receive the moving truck. Each room could essentially be organized before the big items arrive. Moving this way could take a loooong time. However, we could plan it to coincide with the work being done to the house.
I'm excited about the new house and anxious to start working on all the little and big things we must do to it. I can't wait to move. Since I can't move yet and we have to wait, I am using my anxiety for good rather than evil...I'm either "nesting" or in a "cleaning and organizing frenzy." I'm not sure which it is, but for over two weeks, I've been a bit out of control. I am losing sleep and actually preferring to organize cabinets and drawers rather than getting my essential hours of sleep every night.
So far I've organized every cabinet and drawer in my current kitchen. I've organized part of the laundry room and a large closet. I've bought many organizational gadgets and am getting very excited about having every part of this house organized.
|This is a drawer in the pantry. I bought glass and stainless steel|
canisters for all types of sugars and flour. Believe it or not, I use to
store those things in the bag they came in inside a Ziploc bag.
That was very messy!
|This is a Lazy Susan in a corner cabinet. |
I use it for my appliances. It was very messy before.
Now everything has a place flat on the stand.
|This is the top half of our pantry. Before it was hard to see what |
we had in there, especially on top. I purchased shelves and now
we can see everything at once.