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01/03/2014 at 19:00
Right where do I start?
01/03/2014 at 19:11
With stuff you don't use often as it can be boxed up for a few weeks. I packed away all my out of season clothes for example. Separate into three piles; keep, bin and eBay/charity shop. We got our attic emptied first as there was a lot up there, so we didnt want to leave it to last, but we knew most of it would be bin or sell.
01/03/2014 at 19:14
I've nearly emptied the attic. What is left up there I'll need help to get down. I've got furniture that will need getting rid as well.
Stupid question - if you are taking a cupbaord with you, do you empty the cupboard of leave the stuff inside if it isn't breakable? Like bedside tables for example?
01/03/2014 at 19:17
If its heavy to carry full you may need to empty it, plus you don't want all the stuff falling out. I boxed stuff up then stored the boxes in the cupboards until moving day. With drawers if the drawer can come all the way out I leave the stuff in them. On moving day I take each drawer out, move the carcass of the chest of drawer into the van then replace each drawer in it for traveling. Makes it easier.
01/03/2014 at 19:26
I do the same as raincloud. Probably a room at a time. Charity shop, bin, take. Pack as much as possible, sell or give away what else you can.
Agree if drawers come out I leave as is and just sort of reassemble in van. tape bags over the top of the individual drawer in case it's raining or windy
02/03/2014 at 10:35
I'd empty all cupboards, etc. The only things I leave in would be drawers which contain clothing (therefore nothing breakable) and hanging clothes. You can ask for wardrobe boxes from the removal firm and just pick everything up on the hangers put in the boxes and take out at the other end. (Or in our case last time we moved, the removal firm forget to bring them, have a row amongst themselves about whose fault it is and then one of them has to drive back to the depot to go and get them!).
09/03/2014 at 19:48
Have had a brain wave. Have got laundry bags for 'soft' stuff - bedding, teddies, clothes. Orange bags for will need urgently (that nights bedding, current clothes) and blue for long term when you can eb arsed to unpack! Have also ordered 100m of bubble wrap!
09/03/2014 at 21:58
thats a really good idea, loving the sound of the blue bags we have been in our house for 5 years and im ashamed to admit there are still two boxes under my bed that are yet to be unpacked!
10/03/2014 at 08:04
Thats a great idea to have colour coded bags so you know where to find the things you'll need first. Make sure you pack one box with kitchen things like the kettle and tea bags and mugs so that you can find those when you get to the new house. Also include the kids special plates cutlery, etc.
There always has to be at least one box that doesn't get unpacked again. Its tradition!
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