It’s been one month since I moved to Texas and I am sitting in my semi-put-together apartment sick with the flu. ONE MONTH and I’m already sick! It has been a long journey from California to Texas and I have learned so much along the way. For those of you who have to move somewhere- whether that be a new apartment, new state, or new country-I have learned some things during my move that might be helpful to you.
Here are some things that I’ve learned about moving:
- Pack early! Packing and unpacking is probably the worst part about moving. Be sure to start early because we always tend to have more things than we think we do.
- Stay organized and label your boxes. You’ll thank me later.
- Fill your boxes to the brim with bubble wrap, newspaper or toilet paper. The more objects you put in your box the heavier it will be. That will make it hard for you to move it and there is a chance that the box will break open. You do, however, want to leave no space for things to move in there, so fill up it up materials that will keep your items safe.
- Moving is expensive. I don’t have a solution for this except that it is.
- If you are moving for work save your receipts. You can file taxes for it later.
- Bring pictures of your loved ones. You will get homesick. That’s totally okay and extremely normal. These pictures will help you get through those days.
- Be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same goes for your home as well. I’ve had to learn patience in making my home feel like home. Be picky and don’t settle for big items like furniture for your home. Be patient when creating your space.
These are only a few tips that I’ve learned along the way. If you want more tips on how to decorate your home, road trip must-haves or more travel tips let me know below!
I hope your new home is as beautiful, comforting and homey as your last <3