If you're planning on moving, especially over a considerable distance like, say, across a state, here are some things you probably shouldn't do.
1. Wait until the week you're moving to start packing.
Seriously, guys. I have a ton a crap in my place. And by "crap" I mean stuff that I've been hoarding since college and haven't gotten rid of. This includes but is not limited to: old calendars, certain textbooks relating to either of my majors, certain notebooks from random classes, bills, letters, cards, etc.
I'd post you a picture of the way my room looks right now, but it would just terrify you. I don't want to give you nightmares.
2. Hang out with your roommate when you should be packing instead.
I'm not sorry for this one. It was fun. But I will mention that before you hang out with friends maybe you should have more than one box packed. Maybe.
3. Write a post on your blog when you should be packing instead.
Are you sensing a procrastination theme yet?
4. Have a bunch of clothes you don't wear.
See? Not procrastinating.
This one is a big one. I get the distinct feeling that when I go through my closet, I'm going to be throwing out a lot of clothes. Or hoarding a ton of college t-shirts. One of the two.
5. Have a tiny car.
My car is named Dana. She is small. You can read about her here. My dad is helping me move, but I will mention that it might be easier for you if you have a larger car than I do. Just saying.
Here are a couple of things that you can do if you find yourself a week away from moving and freaking out about it:
1. Find people to take your stuff.
Have a garage sale. Donate it to a thrift store. The less stuff you have around that you don't use, the better. Just get rid of it.
2. MAKE A LIST
If you've been following along at home, you know that I think lists are pretty much the greatest organizational tool ever. If not, go read here. And here.
That's my list. It has checkboxes and everything! That's the best part about lists! Being able to cross something off when you've done it. As you can see, I've got a lot of empty checkboxes. So I'm going to stop dawdling and go do stuff.
How about it, friends? Any moving tips for me this week?