Moving Organized

When I found out that I was pregnant with our second child we were thrilled.  We were living in our adorable three bedroom 1928 Bungalow home near the city and while small, it was plenty big for our family of three humans and three big dogs.  So I thought.  Something about finding out that the second baby was a girl made me want to put up a 'for sale' sign and head out to the 'burbs.  She needed a room to call her own and I needed a room to decorate. 

I had no time to waste and needed everything to be as carefully planned and organized as possible.

I started out grouping and organizing boxes before we put our house on the market.  I took anything that we didn't use on a regular basis and anything decorative and packed it away up in the attic.  Slowly while our house was up for sale I would just keep packing up more and more items that we could live without for the next three or four months.  I was fairly confident that our home would sell rather quickly.  Each box was packed according to what items would go where in our new house and labeled.  I added a detailed list of what was inside each box as well.

Our house sold!

So now on to the organizing part for moving day.  We hired movers and I wanted to make sure that they knew exactly where to place each box.  I color coded and labeled each box and then drew up a floor plan of the new house with each room labeled and color coded.  We all needed to be calling the rooms by the same name.  For example, we turned what would normally be a home office into a playroom.  The boxes for the playroom needed to end up there and the office furniture needed to be in the space used by the previous homeowners as a master bedroom sitting area.  Who needs a sitting area?

Moving day organized!  Color code and label your boxes!

Downstairs floor plan labeled and color coded.  Playroom was used by previous homeowners as an office space.

Upstairs floor plan.  All bedrooms color coded for the movers.

Baby L was born just 19 days after we moved into our new house. She arrived a couple days earlier than planned.  My husband ran around the new house like Ricky Ricardo trying to figure out how to get us all to the hospital.  It was charming. This was a very busy time for our family but it was so enjoyable!  I love having the opportuntiy to organize large projects.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice idea of colour coding. I always prefer to pack a boxes with a colour tag for each room. It will help us to unpack boxes and we have an idea about the each & every items inside the boxes.