Moving Progress Update
I figured it’s about time for a short update on our moving progress, so here it is!
Joshua and I decided to set June 30th as our goal date for having everything that we won’t be using on the RV packed and in temporary storage. Why a month out from our move date? Because it gives us plenty of time for unexpected contingencies and thoroughly cleaning out the apartment before we leave.
So far so good! Some days it feels like slow progress, and other days we get a bunch done in a short amount of time. Either way, progress is being made and it’s exciting to see our house emptying out as time goes on.
The coat closet (aka: “catch-all” closet) has been emptied out with only Joshua’s suit jacket still hanging there and a small basket of hats on the shelf (not pictured). We had so many sweaters, jackets, and coats! It’s so easy not to realize just how much we have until we weed through it all.
We had a yard sale a couple weekends ago which helped us get some stuff out of the house (especially some larger items like a desk and office chair).
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My cupboards are slowly becoming emptier, too! We won’t be using very many glass dishes on the RV for fear of them rattling around and breaking while we’re driving (although I’ve read that breaking glass isn’t as common as one might expect in an RV), so I plan to get some enamel ones like this set. (I’m actually drooling over these, but the price makes me choke).
I’ve recently fallen in love with Ziplock bags for organizing small essentials. There are always random little things that drift about the house like nomads, unable to find a place to call home, and I never knew what to do with them. How was I to corral them into tidy, organized bundles? Ziplocks saved the day! Every category has a bag, and all those bags are then placed in a cute little basket (something like this) for easy access.
One last thing I wanted to mention was this book, Organizing for Life by Sandra Felton. I am so thankful I stumbled upon this book at the library. I’m definitely what Felton terms a “Messie”, which is something I’ve been trying to correct in myself for years with very little to show for my efforts. When I picked up Organizing for Life I could barely put it down! This has been such a game changer for me. I’m planning to write a full review on it as soon as I’m finished with two of Felton’s other books: Living Organized and The New Messies Manual, but until then I’ll just say that I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with clutter and stress caused by the perpetual messiness of their house. I’ve already been implementing some of the things she teaches (mostly mental blocks I needed to overcome, honestly) and have begun to see results. I’m so excited that I read this book before moving into 300-square-feet of RV!
Well, there you have it; a quick update on our progress! We can’t wait