Moving is not the most enjoyable activity in the entire world! I have actually been dreading it for over a month now. The packing process, the unpacking process, and the pure anxiety that I experience from worrying about things getting broken during the move are all exhausting. But, it must be done in this situation.
My husband and I are about to make a very unplanned and unexpected move. In case this is your first time hearing about our new adventure, make sure you check out my moving post.
I am a planner, organizer, and scheduler. So, making a rushed move is way out of my element. But, I am trying to roll with it and not stress.
Through this rushed process of packing and preparing to move, I have learned a few tips. Some I learned before I packed the first box and others, unfortunately, I learned after the fact. I am sharing them all with you today.
1. Check your local supermarkets for boxes.
Supermarkets are always getting goods shipped to them in boxes. The ones around my hometown will unload the boxes, break them down, and then dispose of them. In other words, they don’t use the shipping boxes.
Stop in and ask if they would give you some of their boxes and what days they break them down. It could save you a lot of money and stress.
I have one suggestion, though. Spray down the inside of the boxes with bug killer (for roaches, especially). You don’t want to be moving with bugs. That would not be a good way to start a new living situation. And, I wouldn’t recommend putting dishes or anything you eat off of in the sprayed down boxes.