After a Looper discussion about getting organized, I read One Year to an Organized Life by Leeds. It took me a few days of "free time" to get through this book. It was helpful to help me think through how to make the move to our new house better. I have a little less than 2 months until moving day. After reading this book I'm going to try to get rid of some things in the house that we don't need (can't go through boxes in the garage right now-can go through our clothes etc.). I have a new strategy for moving day-how to have our church members that are helping us move do it the most efficiently. I am planning food to serve for moving day and house blessing day. I am planning what needs to be in both houses-bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, basic kitchen supplies. I am planning to have healthy quick to cook meals at both houses. We will have a couple of weeks of being at both houses before moving day so this will need to be planned and organized. I am going to label the rooms by colors and then label the boxes with the right color. Then I plan to put everything that is currently in the garage in the new garage and some from the rental house also in the new garage and just bring one box in at a time and go through it and find a place for it or get rid of it. Our house in MN had a lot of storage space and we took advantage of that. It is time to get organized so that our new house is pleasant to live in and have visitors. My goal will be to quickly get boxes unpacked and organized at the new house so we can park both cars in the garage as soon as possible.
I have more about this book to post in future posts.