Happy Friday, Friends!
Question for you: when was the last time you packed up and moved?
If it was recently, maybe you could understand why I got drunk by myself last night while staring hopelessly at the hot mess in front of me.
By “hot mess”, I don’t actually mean a physically attractive human being sloppy due to over-consumption. I mean a literal mess of clothes (which include some hot pieces I guess), cardboard, garbage, furniture, and random items that are just so questionable, I can’t even comprehend why they were ever mine in the first place.
Why was I staring at this mixture of objects? You guessed it: I’m moving today. And I’m not just switching apartments; I’m moving in with my boyfriend.
Yeah, I know. It’s a big step, but to be perfectly honest, I’m ecstatic. I’m looking at it as a new adventure that will hopefully only strengthen our relationship.
Anywho, I was originally going to write about tips and tricks on how to ensure your next move goes smoothly… but then I realized that I’m the worst person to give tips and tricks on moving. I suck at it. Plus, there are countless websites and blogs on the Internet that already cover countless better suggestions about moving than I ever could.
Therefore, today’s Fabulous You Friday is all about what NOT to do when prepping for a move.
What NOT to do leading up to Moving Day
1. DON’T leave all your packing until the last minute.
I’m pretty sure all procrastinators can relate to the feeling where you think have all the time in the world to do something when, in reality, you only have a third of the necessary amount of time to get the task done. I didn’t reaaaaaally start packing until last night after work. I diddle-daddled and packed small things here and there earlier in the week, but I didn’t really commit to it until I only had a few hours left to do it.
2. DON’T start packing until you have tea and/or alcohol on hand.
I’m a tea-lover. My collection is a little ridiculous, so having a hot and delicious cup of tea ready is essential for the beginning of your packing process. It just makes everything better. Also, you have to expect to get a little stressed out at one point or another, especially when you’re moving into a one-bedroom with a boy and coming to the realization that you’re going to have to say goodbye to half of your wardrobe. This is why alcohol is handy. I, personally, fancy sipping on a glass of wine. *Sniff* bye bye, furry socks and old gymnastics suits… 🙁
3. DON’T start packing until you have a great playlist and a good set of speakers.
This tip goes hand-in-hand with the previous one. Music also makes everything better. With good speakers, you can have a dance party ANYWHERE around the place you’re packing up, so you can be productive while burning calories. It’s a win-win.
4. DON’T start packing when you’re place is already a mess.
How in the hell did I think I could keep boxes organized when all of my belongings are unorganized to start with? C’mon, Jess…
5. DON’T go through the trouble of picking up wrapping paper when you could have just used clothes.
So… someone shared with me their brilliant idea of wrapping fragile things in pieces of clothing instead of wrapping paper or bubble wrap. Unfortunately, they shared this idea with me today – a day after I already packed all of my glasses and dishes in brown parchment paper.
Alright, that’s all I got.
Hopefully these DON’Ts can serve you some purpose. I learned the hard way so you hopefully don’t have to. 🙂
Until next time, stay fabulous. xo