I'm the Mayor of my own Crazy Town. Sheriff, too.
Don't pack everything. Throw out whatever you can. I dream of living in an objectless house so that it's easier to clean... something sort of space age feeling would do nicely.
I'm the exact opposite with labeling. I might as well include detailed packing lists with the amount of stuff I write on the boxes. I figure, at least this way, when I'm all moved in I don't have to unpack everything all at once. My last move was foiled though by my kids who were all so helpful that they packed their rooms by themselves and didn't label ANYTHING. And then the night before the mover's got there my husband was "helping" me and just started throwing odds and ends in random boxes willy nilly with no regard to my packing system!
You're giving me anxiety about my own pending move. Also, labeling is a good idea. I've never labeled my boxes so it's like a low-rent Christmas when I move in and open the boxes. "Surprise! It's the books I should have sold because I know I'll never read them again but think they make me look smart."
LABELS??!! We don't need no steenking labels!
My brother has been out of the house for maybe 8 years now, and I'm know he's had at least 6-8 different apartments. I hate when he has to move since he has so much junk. The last time, I expected it would have taken them at least 2 to 3 days to unpack everything if they made it a priority
i hate packing too. such a pain in the arse !!
Bah, I had to help my step-brother move this past weekend. 'Twas not fun at all.
labelling..what a crazy idea!
Wait, I'm behind, but are you moving again? Or is this the fallout of the previous move? Because I know all about that. My favourite wine corker is still missing and this is not good.
I think it's wise to label the heavy boxes. aka "boxes someone else should carry for me :)"
Try to look past the ickiness of packing and see the goal -- NEW APARTMENT! NO ROOMMATE!@L-Kat - Right? Knowing in advance a box is heavy is great! Not just so you can get others to carry it for you but so those others don't hurt themselves! Of course with enough free beer I doubt they'd care.
Moving sucks. I'm good at labeling. I'm not so good at remembering books need to go in small boxes so they don't all out the bottom when you pick them up.
As a man and a master of man packing, I laugh at your labels. Throw whatever you can in a box, trash bag, etc, and just make sure it doesn't break. Wrap with an obscene amount of tape... and DONE.
Like. With the exception of the break part. If it breaks you don't need to move it.
LOL - I thought I was brilliant and organized for neatly writing "kitchen", "master bedroom" on the boxes when we moved. The boxes were delivered to the right room for sure, but it's kind of like a surprise bag when you open them: "bedroom?" would that be sheets, drapes, pictures, books, or my underwear??? I don't know..isn't this fun!?
What? I don't think there's any problem with your labeling. You have Stuff and then More Stuff. And then over here are your Things. I mean, you even specified as to Kitchen Things, and we all know those are the toughest things to deal with, right? I say Bravo for your excellent packing ability. Gold Star!
The important thing is that you don't get stuck with the heavy box.
I'm like that too when it comes to labeling! Lol I still have stuff in boxes I haven't opened from my move in December :S
Yuck. Packing is awful, I find it easier to throw half my stuff away.
I am a nomad. My hard and fast rule is at least half gets left behind. Either donated or trashed, but just not mine any longer.Good luck !!
Hahaha! Love labels!
Ha ha so true Gia. We have moved a lot. The first things are packed so neatly and then the last boxes get any left over bits in. One box may contain some kitchen stuff, gardening tools, dvds, hairdryers....
I hate the actual moving. I'm lazy. I don't carry boxes happily.
I'm on my way. I RULE at packing. Step aside and I'll take care of everything. I may also throw some stuff out, because I'm anti-hoarding.~The G is Silent
That's why you label them all with: Surprise!
I'm packing right now. It kinda stinks.My labels say, "Books," "More Books," "Even More Books," and "Heavy Books."
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