Chris’ parents have graciously given up a lot of their time to help us whenever we move. This time is no different. They planned on stopping by to help us pack, but when I got home from work Chris had taken it upon himself to start. When I walked in it looked like this…
I was amazed that he had already packed up our whole bookshelf and entertainment center/electronics stuff. (The full bins on the left.) Of course everything else strewn everywhere was mine and I had to make the final decision of whether to pack it, take it, or throw it away… something I am very bad at. (This trait comes from my mother.) Thankfully it wasn’t too difficult as most of it was school/teaching related and therefore useful in the future. Chris and I don’t live in a very big apartment but somehow we have so much stuff. It was even more apparent when it was all laying on the floor.
One more awesome thing Chris found was a package of Compression Bags (vacuum bags) from Samsonite used to suck all the air out of whatever you are packing. We did a test with our beloved memory foam pillows and it worked like a charm. We will definitely be taking them with us and highly recommend the bags.
They went from about 10 inches tall stacked on top of each other to about 3 inches tall using a vacuum attachment. And we still have 11 more bags to use! Wahoo!
One last thing to share are these amazing bag tags Chris received from a friend a couple of years ago that were found as we packed.