We survived our move this weekend! And not only are we all moved in, but we’re 95% unpacked as well. It took a lot of work to get us to this point, but we did it!
When we moved from Fort Lauderdale to Miami two years ago, we hired a moving company to load, drive, and unload all of our stuff. This also included breaking down our bed and putting it back together and other tasks like that. And while all of our stuff got to Miami, it was such an ordeal on so many levels. So this time around we went with a slightly different option.
For this move, we rented a U-Haul truck, bought all of the packing material off the U-Haul website, hired loaders and unloaders, and did all the grunt work ourselves. I mentioned packing on the blog several times over the past couple of weeks, and while we did pack here and there, the majority of our stuff wasn’t put into boxes until Thursday and Friday. We also wrapped all of our furniture in industrial sized saran wrap, which sounds like a lot of fun but is literally a pain (my back hurt for days!).
But I think all of our hard work was worth the effort because the move itself was relatively smooth. The loaders and unloaders arrived on time, the weather cooperated, the U-Haul didn’t break down on Vishnu, nothing was damaged, etc.
As far as unpacking goes, we pretty much used most of Sunday to do just that, as well as organize all of our stuff. My goal was to get the bathroom, the kitchen, and our bedroom in working order, and we did that plus a little more!
Something we definitely could have done better is meal planning, and I don’t mean home cooked meals. I wish I had researched options in our neighborhood so that at any given moment when either of us was hungry something could have been done about it. We pretty much ate 1.5 meals on Saturday and 1.5 meals on Sunday. Oh well, you live, get hangry, and learn!
To ensure that the aforementioned scenario doesn’t happen again, we also fit in a quick Target and Trader Joe’s trip (less than a 10 minute drive away!!) on Sunday in between the unpacking mayhem. No one is going hungry around here anytime soon!
Well, that’s all for now! I’ll share more about our new city in upcoming posts!
Thanks for reading!