Tony and I recently moved from Minneapolis to Woodbury, and while we’ve moved together previously, I always forget how…fun…it is until you’re trying to shove blanket #12 into a box filled with a Keurig, potting soil, and Windex. I wanted to share some key tips I learned along the way in hopes I can help you during your next move (and as a reminder to myself for next time):
- You always need a bigger U-Haul than you think. This has consistently happened with EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of our moves.
- Get as much help as you can. I’m not saying you can’t do this on your own, but the more hands you have, the fewer trips you have to take!
- Pack key clothing items to keep out for a few days before and after your move. It’s easy to think you’ll be able to unpack and get to your underwear the day after you move, but you’ll be way too tired to even think about it.
- If you’re able, take a day or two off work after you move. It’s nice to have an open day where you can focus on unpacking and organizing.
- About a month before you move, start making a list of mail, magazines and packages you receive. This will be a helpful list of what’s most important when it comes time to update mailing addresses on 800 different sites.
- Hold off on furniture purchases until after you move. You don’t want to move an item twice, and it’s hard to know what will look good and fit in your space until you’re settled.
- You have more plants than you think, and transporting them is going to take multiple, very delicate, car trips. (Maybe this one is just me?? 🤔)