Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tips for the Move


It's incredibly hard to believe that moving week is here! I also have some other news - I made a very tough decision to change jobs. It was a very difficult decision to make and it's one that I am still incredibly sad about, but I am excited to see what lies ahead!

I've known for awhile now that I would be moving, so I've slowly been making preparations, but even still, moving week is here and I have so much left to do. Here are a few tips and tricks that have helped me throughout this process.

Spring Cleaning
No matter the season, cleaning out and cleaning up necessities for the move. I have been packing little by little, and clearing out in the process. I've gone through my closet, made a Goodwill bag, and I've also been selling a few things on Poshmark. This has been tremendously helpful and will be one less thing I have to do when I get to my new home. Tackle some of the big things one day at of time - the floors one day, the bathroom the next, etc. until everything is cleaned and ready for one more wipe down once all your items are out.

Boxing it Up
Pack up your boxes in stages. If there are things in the weeks before the move that you know you won't need, go ahead and pack them up! It's hard to see a boxed up apartment but it makes it much easier in the few days leading up to the move. And as you pack, label boxes with what's inside as well as what room they should be placed in at the new location - that will be helpful if you have movers or if you're doing the move yourself. 

The Wardrobe
Use trash bags to group your clothing together but keep them on the hanger. Nothing is more exhausting than taking all your clothes off the hanger only to have to hang them right back up. Grab a garment rack if you don't already have one, section off your clothes in groups, and use trash bags to cover the clothes - then, if an article of clothing falls off the hanger, it won't get lost in the shuffle.

The Extras
When you've lived in the same location for awhile, you grow accustomed to things - your cable company, your energy company, and your address, among other things. Cancel or change those items in the week or two before move. My cable provider is not going to be the same in Wilmington, so I asked them to cancel my service beginning on Saturday. And changing your address is easy to do -- you can do it quickly and easily online to make sure your snail mail makes it to your new location.
I'm always looking for tips to make things easier, so any suggestions over the next few days are very welcome!
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  1. There is no better excuse than moving for a good cleanout! I recently moved and I am pretty happy with the things I got rid of before and after the move :)

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  2. Moving is always hard - I made sure to forward my address right before the move and we got the garment boxes from home depot to make things easier and then were able to sell them on craigs list LOL! Good luck with the move love and can't wait to hear more about the new job! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I am not a fan of moving, but it is nice to have a good opportunity to go through everything and get rid of stuff. Hope everything goes smoothly, and it's as stress-free as possible for you!

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  4. Yay for a new job! Very exciting, can't wait to hear all about it! Moving is definitely difficult. Love all of your tips! And moving is definitely a great excuse to do a deep clean of your house and all your belongs. Can't wait to hear all about your new journey!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Moving & changing jobs? Exciting! Good luck with both of those things :)

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  6. These are great tips! Moving can be so stressful, and I hope that everything goes smoothly for you. Wishing you the best of luck with everything!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. Yes, yes, yes!! The whole "keeping things on the hangers" is so vital!! It saves so much time! Good luck with the job move!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  8. The trash bags tip helps so much with transporting clothes! Have a great move!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  9. great advice! moving is always such a hot mess in anyones life it seems.
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  10. It sounds like you got the moving thing down! Since Ryan and I moved four times in an 18-month period, I definitely know what it's like to pack - I joke all the time that people should hire me as a professional. You've got the right idea/plan to clean out/sell/get rid of stuff as you go and to pack one room at a time or stuff that you know you won't need. Staying ahead of the game is key!

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  11. Awesome advice girl! I love how moving always gives me the best excuse to purge my closet and to clean! And good luck at the new job, I'm sure you made the right decision ;-)

    Green Fashionista

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  12. Yes to a good purge! Also, Salvation Army will come pick up all your donations and you don't have to take anything beyond the front porch :)

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  13. I've moved tons in life and this summer my husband and I moved into our first house (first time moving together). Packing as much as we could early was a huge help and I tried to be as detailed as possible when labeling boxes which was a tremendous help! Trash bags on our clothes was another life saver. I had no clue the amount of things we needed to transfer/cancel when moving! Hope moving going smoothly for you and enjoy being back home!

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  14. Oh man, moving is never easy but these tips should definitely help! Organization is key! And congrats on the new job - hope it's even better than the last one :)

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  15. these are great tips! the thing that helped us the most was packing bit by bit leading up to the move.. once we had to pack and move everything in like 3 days and it was HELL so definitely prefer having lots of time to pack in advance lol. also, we use clothes / towels for breakables instead of bubble wrap and the like. super helpful!

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  16. How exciting you're heading back to Wilmington! I can't wait to hear more about your job!

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  17. Ahhhh I can't believe you're already moving! I've taken this week off of blogging and I feel SO behind but life has been crazy. I'm sure you'll be happy being closer to your family.. can't wait to see your new place!! xo

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  18. These are great tips! Although I've been married since May, I've still had my apartment at school because my lease wasn't up. Luckily my landlord told me that in October he has someone to take over my lease, so I get to move out (& stop paying for it!) but I have to be out before Oct....so I gotta move out quick!


    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  19. Thanks for sharing! xo

    www.eatlovemerry.com

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  20. Moving is so hard, but decluttering and downsizing possessions is always great! Can't wait to see your new place. And congratulations on the new job! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  21. I'll keep in mind your advice for the next time I move. Good luck with your new job!

    www.spring2spring.com

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  22. Such great suggestions! I haven't moved in a while, but we're planning on doing so within the next year or so, so I really appreciate the head's up. My husband and I made a vow to constantly through things out as we find them and when we decide if we no longer use something. It makes it much easier to get rid of things before hand, as you mentioned.

    I wish you the best with the move and with the new job, how exciting?! It's always bittersweet to say good-bye to a job, but I'm sure you'll get adjusted to the new one quickly :)

    Have a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  23. Ive read a lot of bloggers seems to be moving. This is a great tips and handy!

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  24. These are great tips! Moving is definitely not fun!! Excited for you and your future though! Congrats on the new job!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  25. Good tips! I hope you enjoy your new job!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. Thanks for the tips girl! Congrats on your new job - sounds like such a great opportunity!

    www.theclosetcrush.com

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  27. Good luck for the new job! Great post, very useful tips!

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  28. moving is never easy ! i always feel like how do we have so much crap!! lol its nice to start new !

    M
    SIMPLY SUTTER

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