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May 4, 2011 by Shelley
I am moving in three weeks. ALL the way across the nation, to a small town in Indiana. My little family is off for an adventure as my husband fulfills a dream of studying at Notre Dame. Well, it was all butterflies and sunshine until I realized I needed to pack up my house. UGH. Where in the world does a girl start?!
Not knowing how to start packing, I turned to our Facebook page and asked the 14,000 of you who came to my rescue. The conversation was full of brilliant ideas and techniques on how to get ‘er done. Your advice has me ready to attack my 1,300 square feet of chaos. If you have ever moved, or will ever move, you need to read these comments. Here are a few of my favorites:
Jennifer Orenstein said, “Oh, girl. I just moved across the country. I feel for you. You have some really good advice already. Take this time to get rid of all the things that only clutter up your life. Go one room at a time and pack up decorations that don’t really serve a function. Label carefully and make sure to keep an “Open Me First” box with essentials like a set of sheets for each bed, bathroom necessities, etc. Good luck!”
Stephanie Davis made it sound so simple! “Easy. I start with packing each person a suitcase with a week’s essentials: Towel, clothes, toiletries, medications, toys, etc. (like you’re going on vacation, but this time in your own house!) Once that’s done then you can pack EVERYTHING but the kitchen and cleaning supplies…leaving that last so that you can still cook and function. This way too you are producing minimal laundry-Only the weeks worth that you have packed!!! I’ve been there done this so many times it’s a Science now!”
Samantha Reed Anna summed it up, “All good advice. I can only echo: purge, Purge, PURGE!!!! And label, Label, LABEL!!!!”
How about this fun random conversation we had a few weeks ago “I love to save money whenever I can, but there are certain products (like my shampoo and soap) that I can’t skimp on. I can tell a HUGE difference when I use the cheap stuff. Do you have any particular items you splurge on?” I loved reading what your SPLURGE items are.
Alysha recently asked the what we all want to know. “Okay ladies. I need some help! I’ve had permanent dark circles under my eyes for the past year. (Huh, my daughter just turned a year…coincidence?) I think not! Does anyone has any tips for me? Besides get more sleep? I’m tired of looking like a raccoon!”
My favorite answer of the bunch: Becky Knudson Weech who said, “Hate to agree, but I’m 41 with 5 kids, hemorrhoid cream is the right answer. Maybe a Nanny too?!”
How did you all get so informative?! You are like walking, talking, wikipedias! A few times a week I have a question, a problem, or just need some girly advice and I always get my answers from our Facebook friends. We are going to be posting our most interesting discussions from Facebook, here on our site, once a month. Make sure you are in on the conversation. We have so much fun! Thanks to all of you who pipe in on Facebook. We truly love getting to know you.