Monday, June 11, 2012

Inspiration Files: Moving Tips

I finally started packing this weekend! Don't ask me how few many boxes I packed; it's a start! Once I get started I do a pretty good job keeping up the pace. It's those first few boxes that are hard to do. Once my home is less decorated and feels less settled, it's easier to keep going.

We have about six weeks left here in Iowa. We're hoping and praying that our house sells before then. We have a showing today, so keep that in your prayers too! My husband sold his car this weekend, and someone is interested in the tractor. It all seems real now!

(If you missed the reason why we're moving, go here and read this.)

Since I like to keep it real on my little outlet of a blog, I spent awhile sleuthing down some packing and moving advice from the experts. Our move is a little more complicated because the first step is 4 months of training, then we're not sure if we're going to settle somewhere or enroll in a longer schooling stint. Most of our stuff is going into storage to be moved later. The rest will get put on a small trailer and hauled across the US a couple times. I guess we'll get to experience living like minimalists!

Anyone else up for a move soon? Any tips on packing while keeping your house ready to show and your three little boys entertained?

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Source: via Ellie on Pinterest


  1. Ellie- HOW did I miss the fact that you are moving? There is no link to a back post that I can see. Let me know how to read the original post about moving when you get time- xo Diana

  2. Somehow I missed that you were moving, too. I'll miss the pics from the farm, but what an exciting adventure!

  3. You are so smart and organized to get started ahead of time. Years ago, we had a house for sale for 2 years, always trying to keep it in show condition with 5 kids from baby to 8 yrs. The last one was for sale for several months when we had all 8 kids, ages 1 to 17. I empathize with anyone trying to sell a house!

    I'm praying for the right buyer for your house to come quickly.

  4. Dear Elly. I didn`t think it would be that soon. Where are you moving. I hope you will keep on blogging.

    Have a nice day

    Warm hugs from me

  5. These all tips for packing and preparing just informative to us. They will pack things properly using good quality packing supplies and safe our shipment.

    Moving to America from UK

  6. where are you moving to? Goodluck w/ your house selling!! :)

  7. My biggest tip is to just try to stay as relaxed as possible and look forward. Hiring a cheap dumpster rental is a great option if you wan to get rid of a lot of clutter and start fresh somewhere else. I have been a traveling nurse for eight years and I have been lucky on finding great moving companies and appliance delivery services that have catered to my needs. Hope your move went smooth!

  8. Bravo for starting an early plan for your move! Your transfer will surely have a terrific turn out. Best of luck!

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