Our family is about to embark on a very big adventure…we are moving cross country in about six weeks! We moved a lot when we were first married, and all through school, but we’ve lived in our current town for nine years. We made a big move when we went to graduate school, but we had one baby, and knew it would be temporary. Now, with five kids, a house to sell, a house to buy, a relocation company, and all the ins and outs of changing pretty much every aspect in our life, there is a lot of information to keep track of. To help me navigate through the process, I created a moving organization binder–one that is equipped to hold every bit of information I gather through this moving experience.
Keeping organized is the best way for me manage my stress level–when I know things are in place, and I’m not forgetting anything important, I function much better. :) There is so much vital information to keep track of, and having it all in one place ensures easy access and that you won’t lose a thing! It also doesn’t take up much space, and eliminates piles of papers that might stack up otherwise.
I started with a regular white 1.5 inch binder, and 10 plastic dividers with pockets. I bought the dividers that had the tabs you can put through the printer–I love the look of neatly typed and labeled tabs the best!
I printed out the following tabs:
I also included plastic business card pages in several of the sections, notepaper in each section, and a plastic pouch to hold receipts in the receipt section.
This binder has already become my saving grace, and I love that I can take it with me wherever I go. I’m so, so glad I have it!
My life is going to be pretty crazy over the next few weeks, and I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m here just a little less until we get moved. I am excited to decorate a new house, and all the projects that will come of it!
If you have any advice or tips on moving, selling or buying a home, helping kids adjust, or anything else you can think of, I’d love to hear it!