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Hey kids, what time is it?

Heck if I know.

I think that I should start taking bets on how long it'll be before all the clocks in the house are once again set to the correct time. Considering the number of clocks in the house and the frequency witch which I actually check on them, I'd be willing to be I might not have them all set right until sometime after I finish moving (i.e. in the new house).

Fortunately the computer, cable box, and my phone (my 3 main time keepers) have set themselves to the right time so I'll be good once I reset my alarm clocks tonight.

Oh, and today was the first time at a family gathering where I kind of felt like I was actually going to do this house thing. Everyone knew about it now and they're all very eager to check out the new place. Of course there's a couple of dozen things I need to do between now and Thanksgiving. We were at my parent's place for my dad's birthday. His cake nearly posed a fire hazard ;). My mom (who's birthday is on Wednesday) informed us that we should consider ourselves free to use just one box of candles on her cake. We also had a very neat heavy thunder/rain storm at the end of the feast. Two days in a row of fairly heavy rain (for about 15 minutes at a stretch). Not too bad. I can't wait to be able to sit out on the porch and watch it rain.

Random thought, since most of my friends have moved at some time in the last few years, any thoughts on how I should pack? I know that the common suggestion is "start with what you don't use much" but I'm curious about what people have found worked (or didn't work) for them. Oh well, time to go back to watching home improvement shows (Sunday's on HGTV are great for restoration ideas).

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Hehehe, I just moved September 5th, and it's probably the 9th or 10th time moving in the last 10 years. I can't WAIT to buy a house. I'm so jealous. :oP

Make sure you pack a bag of clothes, tooth brush, deoderant etc...that you can live out of for a little while until you get your boxes unpacked and put away.

I neglected to do this and couldn't find anything to wear the next day for work. DOH!

And yeah, pack the things you don't need to use first. In my case, it was books, CDs, candles, picture frames, games, toys, stuff in closets, etc.

It might be a good idea to purchase paper plates, cups, and plasticware...that way you can pack all of your dishes a few days before the move and not have to worry about what to use if you need something to eat off of or drink from.

Label the boxes so you'll know what's inside. I labeled mine on top and sides so that whatever position the box ended up in at the new place, I could see what it's contents were and/or what room it should be delivered to in the new place.

I use newspaper to wrap my dishes and glasses before putting them in a box.

I use ziplock baggies to hold parts and pieces of things that have to be taken apart to be moved. Also, moving day will go faster if those things are already disassembled.

Best to keep pets out of the way. I put mine in their travel cage or in a room that's out of the way. I moved my pets last, because I didn't want to leave them caged up in a strange new environment.

If you have to clean the place you're living in now, make sure you don't pack cleaning supplies that you'll need.

Any important papers, or mail, etc...that you might need fast access to during or after the move...put in a special place or a special bag/box so they don't get lost in the shuffle.

Hmmmm, can't think of anything else right now. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me anytime.
Hmmm some very good suggestions. Fortunately I'm giving myself a little over a week to move, so it won't be the mad dash that I've had to endure in years past.

Still though thanks for the comments. I had been thinking about when to bring the cats over. I think at the very end make sense. I'll probably empty out the rooms that they're in first and then leave them locked up while I load up the moving truck and then make a seperate trip for them once everything is actually moved. Zhaan may come with me then, or she might be brought along with her doghouse etc... before or after the main move. She'll be in the bakyard so that's easier to deal with. I was thinking of taking her over to hang out, do some minor home improvements and visit a day or two before I actually officially moved. Maybe I'll try to take her along with me whenever I go to the house once I get it.

Hmmm logistics... fun stuff :