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Old 11-10-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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actually i only have until sunday or saturday. I have the master bedroom and closet left, the kitchen, living room and garage. ideas?
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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Are you packing stuff only and leaving the boxes where you fill them, or are you packing furniture and all? Packing can mean many things.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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not sure what you mean. I am using boxes to pack small stuff and leaving boxes where I pack them. furniture is coming too but nothing to pack there. make sense?
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Been there, done that. Before I began each room, I boxed up the stuff I thought I'd need or wanted to pack last, marked it clearly and set it aside.

After all the rooms were done, and closets were completely emptied, I put all the boxes into the closets, gathered up what I had left out and finished packing. I put clothes I'd need in the suitcase (or laundry basket, depending on WHICH move) and all toiletry items in an overnight bag (which I left in the bathroom).

This made the final day easier. I also plan to be totally packed & cleaned up the day BEFORE the big move and just eat off paper plates and out of my suitcases, one laundry basket and overnight bag for the final day.

Last edited by sskkc; 11-10-2009 at 09:05 PM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:56 AM
 
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Sure, it can be done, with ease.

If your goal is to pack and move- simply start in one corner of the room and start packing. But if you are like most, you'll want to go through every item, walk down memory lane, make an attempt at organizing, etc. Don't. Just pack it.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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Sure, it can be done, with ease.

If your goal is to pack and move- simply start in one corner of the room and start packing. But if you are like most, you'll want to go through every item, walk down memory lane, make an attempt at organizing, etc. Don't. Just pack it.

thanks! that is exactly what I've been doing. now I only have the living room, kitchen and garage to pack. I plan to do all of that tonight.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Give away, donate, or throw out anything you haven't used in a couple months.

I packed and moved my home into storage back in May. I practically did the packing by myself. It took me about 4 days.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Give away, donate, or throw out anything you haven't used in a couple months.

I packed and moved my home into storage back in May. I practically did the packing by myself. It took me about 4 days.
yes I have a lot to take to goodwill
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Depends totally on how big the house is and how much stuff you have and how long you've been in the house. When I last helped my mom move, it was from a 6000 sq.ft. house and she has a lot of stuff and she had been in the house for 12 years. It took 3 weeks, 7 days a week, anywhere from 4-12 hours a day, with 4 of us working on it. And we didn't take any time to sort, throw out, donate, or anything, she had to do all that at the other end. It took 3 of the largest size of moving vans to move all her stuff, not counting the stuff she took on her own, back and forth over that last week.

Packing it over a weekend wouldn't have been possible, without a large, professional team of packers. 20 people might have been able to pack it over a weekend, maybe.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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Yes we have done that, we start in the garage then the basement then work our way up to the bedrooms. We placed all the boxes that we packed into the garage. On they day we moved, all we had left to do was the kitchen. It worked out good for us, especially with 4 kids!
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