Need help! We're moving again.
If things work out as planned, we will be moving at the end of January. It is a long distance move but this will be the first time I will be packing the unbreakables myself. The only "breakables" I'll be packing are the CD's and DVD's. I've moved about 23 times so far and have had many long distance moves so you'd think I'd be an expert.
The movers will be providing the boxes for me to use. I know to properly mark the boxes on all sides. They will also provide the wardrobe boxes on the day of the move for me to put the clothes into. I really need to weed out my closet. There are so many items I don't wear or have stains on them. It's time to think fresh. We'll be moving to a very large city (I'm in rural Montana now) so I'll want to make sure I'll look well put together when I go out of the house. I'll also be looking for a job so there's a new incentive to start with a new wardrobe.
I'd organized the DVD's by title so that I can put them in the boxes in somewhat of an order to make it easier on the other end. The CD's are all organized by the first letter of the alphabet they belong in. I wanted to organize the books as well just so it will still be organized on the other end.
The garage isn't bad and many things are in bins or boxes but there are lots of loose items such as shovels, etc.
The movers told me to take out the papers from the top 2 drawers of my 5-drawer filing cabinet. These papers are all mainly from the accounts we have open. I'll be putting most of these in a box for storage and start fresh with new folders on the other end. If I don't look at these folders in the next while, I'll just get rid of most of the stuff in them.
Since I'll be doing a lot of the packing, I need a game plan. Any advice you can give me on how to tackle this will be greatly appreciated.