We've moved! I ended up giving up "recreational" internet usage for Lent, so I wasn't able to update, unfortunately.
I will have to remember if I learned any big lessons. I did find that the movers put our dish barrel, which had almost all our everyday dishes in it, in a corner of the dining room, and then stack boxes all around it, so it took a long time for me to be able to work my way through unpacking to get to it. But that was a good motivator, too.
Although I ended up pulling an all-nighter to get the kitchen packed in the end, all in all, it went really well (thanks to some of the tips we learned here). We had way too much stuff crammed in our 800 sqft apartment, though. 160+ boxes, yikes! Lots of purging to do on the unpacking side.
We had GREAT movers: Under One Roof. If you are doing an in-state move in the Chicago area, definitely have them give you an estimate! They were on time, didn't damage a thing, were very pleasant to work with, and came in UNDER their estimate-bonus!
We are still getting unpacked. And we're doing some work on the house, so it's rather chaotic here. But we LOVE the house and are loving it more everyday. So grateful to have a home in these crazy times!
thalia loves Jesus and DH wordyeight and DD#1 : 8/2007 and DD#2 9/2010
and remembering: little turtle 5/23/2006 and poppyseed 7/15/2009