Keeping It All Together On Moving Day

Four moving recommendations to maintain sanity


As I prepare and plan for a big moving day coming up,

I have been forced to clean out files, empty out drawers, and purge boxes filled with 25 years of living.

The treasures are many and the stories they carry are real.  While in my “organization zone” I have found myself spending hours traveling back in time.

Pictures really do tell stories and can evoke emotions one thought were deeply buried and long forgotten.

As I collect boxes, tape, and all-things moving, I have also located items I thought were lost forever.

Take for example a 1934, $500.00 U.S currency bill.

Yes, this is one of those things I managed to locate while in my banking days and saved it so well, I lost its location for about 10 years!

Despite the fact that I have moved 10+ times over the last 40 years or so, I always manage to learn things along the way.

Here are my four moving recommendations:

1.        Be an Early Riser

As unpleasant as packing and moving may seem, we all must do it sooner or later.

I say start early and seal up those boxes!

Spot-check your home for things you know you will not be needing in the present.  I recently took 12 large boxes filled with Christmas items and was able to reduce them to 6 boxes.

Going from room to room works and “getting real” with your “stuff” is very important.

Even waking up in the morning as little as 15 minutes ahead with a project in mind, can make a huge difference in a sense of accomplishment and moving forward.

2.        Label Queen

I can’t emphasis enough the value in labeling everything.

I mean, details like quantity, color, and where something is going to go after the move can really help the process.  Storing things that are already packed in an empty space like a garage corner can really keep things in order and out of your way.

The idea is to identify what you have, what you need, and be able to find it again later with relative ease.

Next- Garbage Day and Get excited!

Josi Gago
Josi Gago…Traveling Her Yellow Brick Road was born in Coral Gables, Florida to Cuban parents with roots from Spain and Morocco. Living in Haiti as a child was one of her most memorable experiences but returning to South Florida as a teenager, getting married and having 4 children was one of the most fulfilling. During her 25-year “corporate grind” in banking she found herself often lost in her work and saw marriage of 24 years gone. She also found that toxic relationships kill from the inside out and decided to make margaritas out of lemons. She worked on herself teaching yoga/meditation and even owned a juice bar for a while. Today she has 4 amazing adult children, has returned to corporate banking (on her terms) and is a happy empty nester with a cat named Sir Harry.