I’m just going to apologize now for the amount of posts related to my new move, but I’m so friggen’ excited I can’t contain myself.

So yes, this is my first place at 34 years old (I know, I know). So it occurred to me that maybe I should share some of my first place/moving tips with you guys, maybe some of you are moving or know someone who is!

  • After I found MY place the first thing I would recommend is taking lots of pictures. I took quite a few but should have taken more, especially different nooks/angles so you can remember size information.
  • If your new place has storage, which mine does thank god, I would recommend getting rubber tubs/bins to move things in, this way you can actually re-use them to store other things like seasonal clothes and or holiday related items. Currently my bedroom is filled floor to ceiling with bins.
  • Also I would say give yourself plenty of time to move, try not to move with only two weeks or so. I gave myself one month to get finances in order and also more time to buy what I needed, which was basically everything!!
  • If you are planning on going to IKEA, get online first and create a list! It really helped when I went there, made things much easier and less stressful. I still have to go back to IKEA for my couch and desk but at least I know exactly where the self-storage area is.
  • Try not to rush the move and cram it into one day, I’m lucky enough to have two days, Saturday and Sunday, to get my u-haul truck and have Verizon come and set up my wifi. This way my friends who are helping do not feel pressured to rush and I do not want to put anyone out.

I am beyond excited to move and will be sharing MORE posts and perhaps my CRAZY IKEA haul that happened a few weeks ago! Thanks for reading and hanging out with me!

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay 

17 Comments on Moving 101: My first place

  1. Chrissy
    March 20, 2017 at 6:49 am (7 months ago)

    These are all really great tips for someone planning to move!
    Also, congrats on your new home! May you have many wonderful moments there!
    Happy Monday xxx

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  2. Charlotte
    March 20, 2017 at 8:30 am (7 months ago)

    I’m so excited for you! You should TOTES be this excited about your move, momma! And these are great tips. I’m *hoping* to move out come July and this is getting me pumped about it, too. Also yes. Ikea is a maze (I guess it’s designed that way on purpose?) so it’s always a good idea to come in prepared 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Beth
    March 20, 2017 at 10:07 am (7 months ago)

    I totally agree with the plastic tubs! When I moved to my house we bought a ton of plastic tubs for moving and they definitely have doubled as storage since then! Not to mention they’ll keep your items more protected than a cardboard box will as well. You should definitely be excited, keep posting as much as you want!
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 20, 2017 at 11:23 am (7 months ago)

      yes these plastic tubs are going to be a life saver and so much more practical in the long run!

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  4. Jess
    March 20, 2017 at 11:05 am (7 months ago)

    Moving is both the best thing and the worst thing! I always love moving into a new space and decorating it, but I hate the actual moving part. We also bought a ton of tubs when we moved into our house, They doubled as packing, but now we can store stuff in them. You should definitely be excited and I can’t wait to read more about it!

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  5. Kim Airhart
    March 20, 2017 at 11:05 am (7 months ago)

    I’m moving too.. It looks like a lot of people in the blog world are. Great tips.

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  6. Kim
    March 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm (7 months ago)

    SO exciting. Great tips too! When we moved into our house, I moved things over one room at a time. Keeping everything organized made it so much more enjoyable! LOL Can’t wait to hear more about the new place 🙂

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm (7 months ago)

      Yes so far it’s been pretty enjoyable, packing/buying new things. I can’t wait to get in and show everyone!

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  7. Trish @ The Trish List
    March 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm (7 months ago)

    This is so exciting! I love and hate moving all at the same time. Of course the excitement of the new place, but not so much the moving part. Good luck with your move!

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  8. Kimberly
    March 21, 2017 at 7:16 am (7 months ago)

    That is so wonderful! My sister is 33 and is almost…ALMOST ready to get her own place. It’s so hard nowadays. Our housing market is absolutely ridiculously painfully expensive. Not to mention all the school debt she had to pay off!
    I was a ball of stress when I had to pack my things. I couldn’t imagine packing up after being in our house for 13 years (I moved out when I was 23!) . So happy for you!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 21, 2017 at 8:47 am (7 months ago)

      Yes it’s really hard, thankfully I only have student loan debt which is nice. I don’t have a ton of stuff to move which is also nice, but I had to buy so much!

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