1. If in doubt, throw it out. (preferably when the kids aren’t looking)
2. Pack a lot of things in see-through garbage bags, this way if you want to throw something out, you can tell the kids, you are PACKING it, not throwing it away. (throw in a good DUH and roll of the eyes for a convincing performance.)
3. Caution: If you follow the rule of throwing out what doesn’t fit right now, you may not have much clothing to even move.
4. Use all of the stupid T-shirts your husband wears but you hate, as buffers for the breakables, then toss them with the empty box.
5. Convince your son that his sister’s bed is way better than his so he trades and you don’t have to buy a bed to fit in the new room.
6. Convince the hubby that the people moving in after you NEED all of the curtains – then you don’t have to wash them, iron them and you can get new ones.
7. Convince the hubby the curtains at the new house won’t cover well enough for true intimacy after he tells you new curtains are not in the budget and then you can get new ones.
8. Tell the kids “we are getting a new house” every time they ask you to buy something for them.
9. Tell the kids if they help with the move, the rewards will be amazing.
10. For up to one year after the move, tell the kids, “We have a NEW house”……. every time they ask for something new.
11. Tell the hubby for up to one year, “but I’m so tired from moving.”
12. Don’t let the kids or hubby read your blog.
|and maybe get a Uhaul|