Thursday, July 13, 2006

Moving

My family and I are moving from Durham, NC, where we have spent the last ten years of our lives, to Harrisonburg, VA, where I have accepted a job. I have two weeks to get things packed. Yuck.

Any advice?

8 comments:

annegb said...

Um, call your elder's quorum president LOL.

danithew said...

Moving is always hard. Get as much help as you can. Like Annegb said ...

Barb said...

Well, maybe I am not qualified as I waited to pack for my mission the night before lol. I have heard that it is good to label boxes as to contents and where things go. Good luck!

Barb said...

Also, make sure not to leave behind any of your children's comfort objects. :)

annegb said...

Barb, you are much wiser than you give yourself credit for. And I always admire how attuned you seem to be to children.

I agree, Bryce, keep the children's little things aside in a safe place.

Are you excited to be going to a new place? Is it pretty? How about the new job? Dish, come'on :)

Elizabeth-W said...

I love packing, and abhor unpacking. My advice--pack a suitcase/box you and the family can live out of for two weeks. Put those boxes in a sacred space (that little people won't add/detract from). Then, you know that anything else that ends up boxed up you can live without until you can get around to getting it unpacked.

Bryce said...

We will be living in beautiful Harrisonburg, Virginia, just minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I'm excited about the job, but sad to be leaving a place that I've grown to love over the past ten years, and absolutely dreading the next six weeks as we pack, travel, and live in transitional housing.

I'll post on the whole thing somewhere soon. Probably my family blog.

Starfoxy said...

Two ideas: only pack fluffy things and clothes in the really big boxes. I once made the mistake of getting a big box to be my 'book box' and by the time it was packed not a soul could lift the thing.

The other idea is to use saran wrap around dressers and desks to keep the drawers closed (wrap at least two layers all the way around the whole thing). And if it won't be too heavy with stuff in it, you can even leave the clothes in the dressers. I'd just get the cheap stuff from the 99 cent store.

Good luck :)