We’re moving house on Saturday incidentally, we’re getting married the following Friday, throw in a new job and I think we’re all set for 2 weeks of intense stress! I’ll possibly have to rename this blog ‘Grey Bites’.
I always think anything can be achieved as long as you’re ORGANISED. Fortunately, I have more than a little of Monica in me (its a ‘Friends’ reference for those who don’t know) so, I’m all about the organisation. Because we have a lot going on at the moment with the wedding etc.. the packing started early and now, with 3 sleeps to go, we are pretty much finished.
2 pieces of advice – label your boxes by room and contents and invest in decent quality boxes. We’ve got archive boxes for books, kitchen stuff, DVDs, CDs and other small items – they are solid and have lids. Much better than odd boxes from all over the place, bashed up and held together with brown tape!
|Archive boxes.. the way forward|
When it came to packing up the kitchen I asked myself a number of questions:
What am I going to cook for the rest of the week?
Once I have a meal plan clear in my mind, I can pack ahead of time. Aim to use up anything in the freezer as this will need to be defrosted the day before the move.
What do I want to get rid of?
This is a great time to go through those cupboards and throw anything you won’t use or is out of date away! Highlights for me have been tinned summer fruits with a BBE of Oct 2010 and some apple sauce in the back of the fridge which was actually brown.. hmmmm
Do I want all my pots and pans?
As with lots of people my age, since leaving uni I’ve been collecting odd pots, pans, mugs, plates etc… As a late 20-something lady, I’m reaching the point in my life when I want nice quality stuff so this is the perfect opportunity to have a look and decide what to keep and what to chuck. Do I really need 18 mismatching mugs and a motley collection of side plates? No! I’ve now packed the stuff I want to keep and we’re using the rejects – on moving day they’ll just go in the bin.
As you will know from previous posts – I’ll be getting married to the lovely Dave in 9 days. I’m very excited about going shopping after the wedding and buying lots of lovely new kitchen accessories from John Lewis! I already have my eye on a few bits and pieces … Watch this space!