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Moving in 20 days, HELP!!!
by GwenW
November 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Ok, we (my hubby, me, our 3 boys, and another on the way) currently live in a 3 bedroom 1 bath house with basement. In 20 days, in order to save over $100 a month on rent, we are moving next door. To a smaller 3 bedroom 1 bath NO basement house. I have to do a massive declutter, pack, clean both houses, keep up with regular chores as well as keep up with the kids. To top it off, even though i'm almost 26 weeks along i still have little energy. In need of advice and motivation please!!! Thanks to all who read this.


  • wandep
    by wandep
    November 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    I would check out she has some great tips on moving and decluttering. If it were me and I had time to go threw everything I would do it before we moved. Just take what you want to use when you move. Go thru room by room and box things up that way. Good luck!

  • lovemymarine18
    November 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM
    I agree, I go one room at a time and pack everything we don't need for a short time and donate or toss stuff we aren't keeping. Label really well!
  • epilepsymom
    November 9, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Great advice so far.. Check out fly lady..

    Plus do one room at a time.. With each item you find askyour self questions.. Do I use this? Have I used this in the past year? Do I see a potential use for this coming up? If the answer is NO to those quetions you donate it or trash it.. Best of luck

  • woliung8153
    November 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    Everything I wanted to say these 3 wonderful ladies already did. Definitely take their advice.
  • MamaJane
    November 9, 2012 at 8:18 AM
    What everyone said plus I'd make a list of what you want to get accomplished that day. There's just something hugely motivating about checking off a list
  • Mom2BandCJ
    November 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Gwen, try to eat some protein at each meal to give you an energy boost all day long.  Also watch your carbs, they give you an immediate boost but you often feel tired about 30 - 45 minutes later.

  • lynettemommie4
    November 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I just moved. We have four kids and I work fulltime. For two weeks my hubby moved and we stayed behind. I started packing room by room. going thru closets first and stuff we didn't use on a regular basis. I got rid of a lot of stuff as i went. If we hadn't touched it in awhile, i got rid of it. if the kids didn't play with it i got rid of it. once the closets were done, i just started packing stuff that we used and left the boxes open. I didn't want to be packing at the last minute since i was still working. Didn't take me long to unpack though. I took my vacation and had it done in two days. Hehe even though I still have boxes packed. I don't have any place to store books and knick knacks yet. good luck.

  • JansRainbow
    November 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    I moved in June from my dad's house(he is in assisted living) to my own apartment. I had to down size, give a lot away, Do one room at a time. Sort through everything, decide what you want to keep, that you use and don't use. Mark on the packed boxes what room they go it. Or give each box a number and keep a list of what's in each box. This is good when boxing things that go in different rooms. Moving is very stressful. Make sure you are eating properly and get plenty of sleep.

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