May is the month most people move or start their moving process. Moving is stressful, inconvenient and exhausting. Even as an organizer, my move last year did not go as smoothly as I would have expected. Of course, I had packed my books, seldom used kitchen appliances days in advance and thought I could finish packing my kitchen and clothing the morning of my move.
What actually happened? I was throwing pots and pans in with glasses and bowls (not even wrapped). My hanging clothes were scooped up by a friend, thrown in the back of his car and then thrown on the floor of my new closet. And to be honest? I was seriously happy for that help. By 4 pm I was ready to cry but I still had to go back to my apartment and clear out my fridge. The only consolation was that I had hired someone to do the move out cleaning so, after that, I never had to go back.
What happens to us when we move? I know what happened to me. I made lists and when I was done with each item I even crossed it off. But, in the midst of everything, inevitably I missed some really important things. I didn’t have proper boxes for my hanging clothes. I didn’t even have enough boxes to be honest. I also miscalculated how long it would take to pack up my kitchen.
I didn’t start early enough.
The most important thing I learned was to make sure someone is there to back me up if I ever move again. Someone to check my lists with me, to make sure I am not forgetting anything. And most importantly, START EARLY. You can never underestimate the time it will take to move. I promise you.
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