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    So yesterday we found out that we are having to move house, we have two weeks to find a house, pack this house and then move.

    With two 2 year olds and a six year old how the heck do I do it? What do I pack first? Everyone says to pack the most unused stuff first, my problem is that everything is frequently used....

    Does anyone have any tips/pointers for me?

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    Maybe pack bags of clothes for the next 2 weeks and pack the rest away to be moved. Do the same with toys and other bits and pieces. Last time we moved I kept out 2 glasses, 2 coffee mugs, 2 plates etc and packed everything else. Hope that helps

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    Start with dvds, vds, books, stationary, old baby clothes, then I'd pack kitchen ware, everything that u don't absolutely need over next 2 weeks (plastic ware, some pots, most the glasses etc etc) The less u have to pack in the last few days the better.

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    Thanks for the tips ladies, I have worked out that on Wednesday it is two bin week so if I start going through all of the junk now and work out what to keep and what to chuck out it should just make it a matter of chucking it all in boxes/bags and getting out of here, thankfully the new house is only around the corner!

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    Have packed all clothes, sheets, towels, DVDs, and books, any other tips on what to do next?

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    Take everything off the shelves & off the walls - so all knick knacks, photos etc. magnets off the fridge. Anything in the kitchen you can get away without. Bathroom stuff, keep out only necessities. Toys & games, keep out a few favorites to get you through.

    When we moved (interstate!) I cleared out every room bar one shelf / cupboard. So I kept out the bare minimum and put it all in one kitchen cupboard, same as in the linen press, and our rooms etc.

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    Thanks spidey! We are currently getting dressed out of a washing basket hahaha

    The shelving tip is good thanks heaps

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    I think you have been given the best advice. We will probably be in a similar position in a few days so already planning how to tackle it. Just do a bit each day. Even buy some paper plates and plastic cutlry etc to eat with.

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    aargh that would suck i hate moving. and i suck at packing but the advice sounds good i'd go with that haha. make sure you give me your new address haha

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    Oh I feel for you! We move in 3 days and I'm 32 weeks with twins!! I have been packing for weeks, as I can only do it in stints!!


 

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