I am in the process of moving as you read this!
I thought since I was trying to move on a budget I would tell you what I've done.
First I have friends that were able to get me lots of boxes in many sizes! FREE!
I did buy packing paper and spent approx $40
I know newspaper is free but it is beyond dirty and I will never use it on my dishes again! It gets on your hands and makes everything black. So the investment in paper is worth it to me. I will save it and reuse to wrap things that I store!
Oh yes, I create a mess when I pack and stage things for loading but it is the only way to do it yourself. This time I did all my packing myself and so tried to put boxes where they could stack without me having to lift them after packing.
I mark the boxes with a large black marker so 'hopefully' I can find what I want when I unpack.
I also discovered (thank you Diann) that the large Priority boxes are perfect to wrap plates in. They fit well and the boxes aren't too large. You have more boxes but I could lift them! Those dishes weigh a ton!
I started putting furniture and totes in the carport so it would be easier to load the truck.
I did get some help with a few of the large pieces.
Most of the totes were already packed, but I had to bring them up from the basement. My back was hurting a lot. I rested often and did what I could.
I rented a U-Haul and got a good deal. They gave me an extra day free and with insurance this part should only cost around $200
(of course when I got the truck home it started raining, so no loading yet)
Wednesday, bright and early my daughter Sara and son in law Blake will be here to help load the truck. Thank goodness for some young backs!
These kiddos are 'free' but I will pay for their gas, lunch and of course a tip!
(I hope this went well as I won't have a chance to update until later in the week)
Then it's on to my new place!
I'll be without internet for a few days, but
Please join Diann and I at Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday!
I'll be around to visit as soon as I can!
Tired But Happy,