Monday, July 13, 2009

A New Way to Move…


Moving is never ever pretty. I feel in complete chaos and nothing about it is fun. For me the worst part is packing all my glass – a job I wouldn’t wish on friends or family even though many have offered to help. I collected myself into this mess, so the packing is ALL me.

I have moved several times and am always shocked how much it costs to buy disposable cardboard boxes – usually hundreds. It seems like such a waste. You have to put the boxes together, cross your fingers they hold, and break them apart after - only to place them out in the hall for the trash.

This time I decided to try something new and invest in future moves with reusable clear plastic containers. Yesterday over 20 very large ones with snap tops were delivered stacked inside one another. They looked like little or nothing, but each will hold a lot.

I started packing and it’s easy and fast. No more putting boxes together, no more taping, no more markers, no more thinking: “so what’s in this box?” They are light and stack on top of each other nicely – another plus. So far I love my new plan…

Clear plastic moving is a whole new way to move for me and from what I can tell - THE way to go.

4 comments:

MaryBeth said...

I think the biggest reason I don't move is that I absolutely hate packing. I throw more stuff out just so I don't have to pack it, which might be a good thing. Have fun and best of luck. MB

Dream Mom said...

I have to agree. I switched to the Sterilite plastic bins after my last move to my current apartment. I have everything in my garage stored in them and everything is labeled. It makes it a lot easier plus everything is dust free.

Good luck.

Cuquita said...

The good thing about moving and packing is, you get to clean out and dispose/give away/donate things that otherwise would take up space.
I've moved eight times in the last ten years. I hate it each time, it never gets easier, but I finally achieved my goal of owning an affordable apartment with a terrace in Manhattan. It was worth every move.

Kelly Giesen said...

I have been getting rid of things for months but now that I am packing I still think more needs to go. When I unpack I will separate out what goes home to Mom. My neighbor down the hall gets what just goes. I am determined to get skinny in some areas. For instance I am changing my bedroom color so my sheets will change. This time I plan to have fewer sheets and more cases. I also have way to many towels. I am not sure how to scale back the glass collection other than to stop collecting. Ughhh I love it.