Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blitz-It Friday - Big Project: Moving #2

We are down under three weeks before the move. Some of our friends have commented that we are starting the packing very early. But it is slow going because we have to purge so heavily while packing, not to mention how much two little kids slow us down.

Here is what we accomplished this week:

  • Blitzed for a total of 5 hours.

  • Packed 6 boxes.

  • Cleared out 3 more bags of clothing, 2 boxes of kitchen appliances and dishes, 1 box of random bedroom stuff, and 2 bags of garbage / recycling.

  • Cleared out / packed our bed stands and started on the master closet.

  • Moved all the boxes into the corner of our bedroom to clear the living room of the feeling of clutter.

GOALS FOR NEXT WEEK (July 11 - 17):
  1. Spend at least one hour blitzing each day (maybe take the weekend off)
  2. Continue sorting the file cabinet
  3. Sort, Pack, Purge - focus on unused kitchen items, and unused clothing
  4. Finish the Visa applications; continue gathering supporting documentation
  5. Finish scanning pictures (left over from the last project)

If you want to follow all the details of our crazy move, this will be the topic of my Blitz-It Friday's for the next several weeks.

Stop by Organized Everyday for more projects that are being blitzed.

3 comments:

Organizing Mommy said...

I don't think you are starting too early at all! Moves are so hard with little ones! Good job.

Eos Mom said...

My husband and I have moved several times, it's so hard! I think you are doing a fantastic job--starting early and purging as you pack. Way to go!!!

BlueCastle said...

When we moved here - almost 6 years ago - my boys were 11 mos and 3 years. The only way I survived was by doing a little at a time and I started early. We lived with boxes piled for a while, but when it came time to actually move I was ready and had my sanity intact. It was the best move we ever did - the smoothest. :) I don't think you can ever start to early when it comes to moving.