Sunday, October 25, 2009

How to Move Your Life- Day 2

Ways to simplify moving- go to Ikea, Target and Wal-Mart (if you must) right away and only get what you need. When you go to Ikea, have some idea ahead of time of what you need, or want. Wear comfortable shoes. If you can, bring someone who can make decisions for you when you become overwhelmed by the options. At least bring one person who is a voice of reason.

Keep eating throughout the day, even when you want to move just one more box to make the next day easier. If you must, eat fast food or junk. On a moving day, that's acceptable. Keep drinking fluids.

If you think about it, try to have gas in the tank and money in your wallet or that will be one more errand to run.

Try to have a truck rented or borrowed ahead of time. Even better, pack up boxes in advance so a room can be moved all at once.

Things to have on hand- paper towels, garbage bags, rags, Windex, a sponge, dish soap, and please, oh please, a roll of toilet paper.

Don't wear flip-flops, even when you think all you'll be doing is putting things away.

Last, but not least, have someone to make a toast with when you realize how much time you will be spending in the new place and it starts to feel like home. A beer or two in the fridge doesn't hurt either.

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