We’ve Moved: Moving Tips and Tricks During Pregnancy

Moving while pregnant: 5 tips for moving!
It’s been an insane month. Right before work ended for the school year for me, I found out that we’d be moving soon. By soon, I mean 2 weeks after I finished work. Packing up my classroom was a breeze, but then coming home after long and crazy days required me to pack up our apartment that we’ve lived in for 2 and a half years. Once work finished, Mathew still had to work, leaving me packing up our entire place pretty much by myself. Needless to say, I haven’t been wanting to make my chalkboards, and I haven’t been wanting to blog. Moving takes a lot out of you, especially at 24-26 weeks pregnant! Luckily, I had several moving tips and tricks that helped us with our move.

Absolutely love these moving tips and tricks during pregnancy. They helped me so much during our move!

1. Use trash bags for your clothes: Keep your clothes on their hangers and put a hole in the bottom of the bag. Turn the bag upside down and pull the hangers through (like a dress bag). Then tie a knot on the bottom.

Love this tip on moving clothes with trash bags! Love this tip and all the others on this blog.

2. Use saran wrap for spices/soaps: Have pumps of soap, shampoos, or oil/vinegar dispensers? It’s a pain to try to empty them just for a move, so get a piece of saran wrap, put it in between the lid and the bottle, and put the lid on top as usual. The saran wrap will hold the liquid in place. Once you get to your new home, just take out the saran wrap and start using it!

3. Use styrofoam plates to protect your china: Alternate styrofoam plates with your china plates to keep them save during the move. It saves time from individually wrapping, especially if you’re just moving across town.

Love this tip on packing plates using styrofoam plates! Love this tip and all the others on this blog.

4. Pack your shoes in a suitcase: Packing your shoes in a suitcase is one of my favorite moving tips and tricks. Shoes can get REALLY heavy in boxes, so if you have luggage that rolls, put your shoes in them and they’ll be easier to transport. You can also do this with books if you don’t have too many.

5. Label those nails: Any time you take down a decoration in your old home, put the nails or screws into a snack size ziploc bag and label it with a sharpie. It’ll keep them organized and you won’t have to worry about which size nail you need or how many. You can tape the bag to your decoration, so it’s easy to find once you’ve moved into your new place.

6. Organize those necklaces: I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of necklaces. I was able to throw my chunky necklaces into some fabric makeup bags, but for more delicate pieces, I strung my necklaces through a straw. It kept them from tangling, and saved me so much hassle!

7. Use pot holders for knife safety: Don’t have a knife block? You can put your knives into a pot holder to keep anyone from getting poked or cut when you move. I loved this trick and felt better knowing that whoever helped unload our kitchenware would be safe.

8. Gather your friends: I am ever so thankful for friends during this move. Being pregnant, I’m not allowed to lift over 25 lbs. Not only that, but my family pretty much would get mad at me for bending too much, let alone carry a 5 lb box. Luckily, several friends and family members helped us move from our 2nd story apartment to our new place. Having more friends to help can mean getting the job done sooner (our whole apartment was in a U-Haul within 2.5 hours!) It’s my advice though to make sure you have breakfast for them AND lunch if the job takes that long. Your friends will appreciate the fact that you thought about them and will be more willing to help you again if you ever need.

What moving tips and tricks helped you during pregnancy?

Happies and Crappies: Go Away Winter…and other fun stuff..

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 57th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. Monday we will get to see our baby again! It’ll be our 11 week appointment and I can’t wait to see what our baby looks like on an ultrasound now that it’s bigger. With our first ultrasound it looked like a little blueberry, and I’m hoping to see that it really looks like a baby now!

2. We got our income tax return this week and paid off our one and ONLY credit card! It feels so good to just have that out of the way. We have paid off several big bills in the past year and I’m just so glad to knock them off of our list!

3. I stayed home sick yesterday because I felt so rotten, and Mathew was so sweet to buy me a rose just out of the kindness of our heart. It just amazes me at how wonderful of a husband he’s truly been. He’s been taking over laundry, dishes, cooking (some days), and even gets up to get me whatever I need. I can not even express to him how amazing he has been, and how thankful I am to have him in my life. I feel like such a burden at times because by the time I get home from work I’m useless. He really is a huge blessing to me.

CRAPPIES

1. “Morning” sickness has really gotten a hold of me the past week. At first the only reason I really hadn’t been on here was because I was always so exhausted. Now, it’s exhaustion AND vomiting. Ah, that glamorous side to pregnancy. It’s weird though, because the craziest things can make me start to gag…and then it’s all over from there. Last night was one such night, and I was able to hold down some toast after not being to hold down my dinner. I’m seriously ready for this part to be over with.

2. The cold weather is back. I hate it. I’m ready for Spring. Go away Winter.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!

Happies, Crappies, and an Invitation to a Blogger Meet Up!

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 50th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. I am SO excited to tell you all that not only did our jeep get fixed last week, BUT my SPACESHIP IS BACK! I seriously have missed having 2 cars so very much!

2. I (along with my amazing friends Casey and Adrian) are having a blogger meet up in Waco, Texas on February 8th! We are sending out the evite this weekend so if you’d like to come, please leave your email in the comments! Spaces are limited because we have a few goodies from different sponsors, so please give us your email ASAP so you can RSVP!

3. This week has seriously just been an absolute blessing to us. I thought 2014 was going to be a crappy year (I mean, we didn’t have such a great start last week), but every day I am just thankful for all God does for us. I bought flowers to celebrate on Monday!

CRAPPIES

1. I’m SO not back into my groove at work when it comes to my schedule. I’m used to staying up late until 1 am, and waking up whenever, and having to switch back gears to getting up early and going to bed early has taken it’s toll on me. I’m so happy to be back at work, but I am ready for the weekend.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!