Where To Start When Boxing Up Your Life?

I’ve been thinking lately, when should I start packing for my “big move?” How big is this big move? Ian and I live about an hour away from each other, and our new home is about five minutes from his current home- so about an hour. “That’s not that big,” some people might say, but when it really comes down to it, any move is a big move.

In October, after our wedding, I will be making my first move ever. I’ve never lived in an apartment with friends,  I’ve never dormed at college, or even lived abroad. This is my first move, making it my “big move!”

I’ve thought about where to start…. furniture? Well there are things piled on top of the furniture! Things I need in these last few months, should I put them on the floor after moving out my desk or table? That doesn’t seem smart! Should I rent out a self storage place? I could visit it each day, and then have my whole unit moved over in one lump! I thought about boxing up my bathroom first – shower items that I haven’t used in years but I SWEAR that I’ll use someday…

A co-worker of mine gave me a Wardrobe packing box. I was surprised how awesomely inventive this thing is. I was grateful to receive it, and I’m looking forward to hanging my clothes on the metal bar, and transporting them easily (hopefully) to the closet in our new home. That’s a new thing, too: OUR closet. I’ve only shared a closet with my sister. That wasn’t too bad. We each had a side and a shelf, and half of the top shelf. I wonder if it’ll be the same here….

Where did you begin while packing up your life?

How was it living with your significant other for the first time?