Later this month, I will be moving 3 states away from my current home base as the hubby starts medical school. This is mostly great news because:
(1) The hubby has been trying for years to get in, and finally on his third try, he did 🙂
(2) We will be moving into a HOUSE and out of our way-too-small condo
(3) I love an adventure and there is nothing tying us to our current state
(4) I will get an OFFICE (which is FABULOUS since I work from home)
Annnnnnd . . . one of the the absolute best things about all of this is:
(5) I will have room for my couponing stockpile!!
Yes, I am that excited over that. Don’t judge me. 😛
However, there is one downside to all of this, and that is the actual packing up and moving part. But, NEVER FEAR, I have a color coded solution for that!
One of the biggest problems when moving is (1) figuring out which boxes go where once you get to the new place and (2) remembering what went into each box so you know where things are
While I know you can label the boxes – that takes time to read and remember when you are loading and unloading. And, let’s be honest, we just want to get this shit packed up and then off the truck as fast as possible.
My 1st Solution? Color code using the duct tape to seal the boxes. For example, all of our boxes with kitchen items are sealed with green duct tape. That way, no matter where in the truck we put them, we automatically know that any box with green tape goes in the kitchen. Because even though most people will try to put boxes from the same general area into the truck at the same time, there are always those few stragglers that can throw off that plan.
And you are going to have to buy packing tape or duct tape anyways to seal the boxes – so why not make your life 1000x easier and use colored tapes to help you remember where things go?
The 2nd Solution? Take quick pictures of your items as you’re loading them into the box and then at the end, label the box and take a picture of that. This works because when you load the pictures into your computer, you know that all the pictures coming before the label (i.e. for our first kitchen box, I wrote “K1”) are the items in that box. If you ever need to figure out before you move which items are packed away in which boxes, you can just quickly scroll through your pictures to see where you placed it.
See how easy that is? Just two simple steps and you are good to go! Let me know if you’ve found any other speedy solutions to moving in the comments below!