Post # 1
I am so happy right now. In early MARCH, our offer on a house was accepted. That’s four months just to get to this point! And now we have, should things go to plan, a moving date. It’s in seven days. 😀
But here is the mad rush. FI lives a town away and neither of us drive. We’re going to have to get the keys, clean the floors, paint, clean everything and then start moving things in – including deliveries of big things like washing machine, fridge freezer, etc.
I’m mildly concerned that in the stress of it we might get frustrated and not get on so well, so I was wondering, can any bees give any tips or advice on how to get through this ton of work without wanting to kill each other?! 😀
Post # 3
stay organized and make lists of all the things you need to do.
break it down, today we will accomplish X and X. tomorrow we will X, X, and X.
Post # 4
@ZebraPrintMe: I dont have much advice for you but to remain calm. I feel your pain as we will be doing all the same things starting next Monday!!! It’s exciting but nerve racking at the same time
Post # 5
Get help. Lots of it. Call in any friend willing to help. Pack boxes by room (I used to do this for a living!) and label the box for room and contents. You be amazed at the difference it will make.
Post # 6
@ZebraPrintMe: Hire packers. Being busy people that was a life saver for us and well worth the cost. They packed our entire house in 4-5 hours whereas it would have taken us days if not a week.
Post # 7
If you don’t need to rush to move into the new place (ie. if you aren’t trying to sell or have sold your current home) then you can take your time. Spend the first day or so cleaning and then you can gradually move everything in. Boyfriend and I are moving into his first place early next month (if all goes according to plan) and we’ll be doing this since we’re living with our parents at the moment.
If you can’t afford to take your time then definitely recruit people to help. Heres what I would do:
– One of you goes to the new place early to do a quick clean (you can bring friends and some small things to move)
– The other person stays home and oversees the packing of cars and makes sure everything gets moved
– Both group help to unpack everything once the second group arrives
Or, like a previous poster said, you could see about hiring movers to get everything over all at once. Good luck!
Post # 8
@ajillity81: this is exactly what i do. it works and keeps you on track.
Post # 9
Make sure you take a box of necessary stuff over on your first trip (toilet paper, towels, soap, plates, cups, paper towels, snacks, bottled water, etc.). If you can at least function normally in the new house without being hungry/thirsty, it’ll make the whole process go more smoothly!