Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:47 PM
I definitely feel overwhelmed by all the boxes in my apartment and inability to find things quickly. I really liked all the suggestions given.
We hired movers and got three of my FI's friends to help. The hired movers will be used to move the heavy stuff, frig, bed, etc. I too am a control freak and would like my house to be completely ready by the following weekend. Yes, I know I am being ambitious, but that is how I am.
Good luck Jessica! Enjoy your new place.
Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:23 PM
i HATE moving.
but...my real advice would be to put all boxes in one room (someone else said that too) so you're not always surrounded by boxes; also so if you're painting, you don't have to keep moving them. i'd paint immediately, unless you can live w/ whatever's on the walls - but like you said, it'll be hard w/ a newborn. oh, and STOCK UP on rollers, brushes, stirrers, etc., b/c it really sucks when you have to stop painting to go to home depot AGAIN. we used to take nightly home depot trips - ugh.
good luck - and if you ever need to refi in nj, i know a great broker
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:05 PM
Thanks for the ideas girls!
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:33 PM
Doing everything little by little is a great idea. We had a major fiasco when we moved. They put off closing for 8 months! Eventually we HAD to move out of our place by Jan. 2nd. That meant skipping out on any NYE celebrations and instead staying up all night packing and fixing all the little things we had messed up. After that we had to put our stuff in storage and stay in a hotel for a week. Somehow we pulled through tho. I think that's the biggest thing is to keep up momentum by focusing on the new place and how amazing it's going to be.
Best of luck, you guys are gonna do great!
~ Jaime & Martin ~
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We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!
We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:49 PM
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:58 PM
| Originally Posted by CourtneyV |
I never would have thought of putting everything into one room either... except if it were me, I'd unpack the bare minimum and then just close the door to that room and hope the mess takes care of itself...
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:20 AM
be careful lifting and painting - don't paint the ceilings, have DH do that...AND CONGRATS!
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