Thank you for all that you and your crew have done for me and my large extended family.
I found Sink Reflections at my library in November of 2002, so I’ve been fluttering over 10 years now.
I want to quickly tell you that your encouragement, routines and decluttering have saved my sanity many times over. The more recent examples include moving from Ohio to California a year and a half ago, moving from an apartment to a townhouse six months ago, and getting through my husband’s second back surgery earlier this week.
We moved twice within a year; the second time without moving help from my husband’s company, but with lots of great packing tips from FlyLady. I am writing to express my thanks regarding color-coding boxes and bags. I sealed every full, numbered container with plain packing tape, then I put a single strip of colored duct tape on top and spilling over two sides a bit, so that even in a stack, you could tell one box color from another. Yellow for the kitchen, purple, red and blue for bedrooms, green for the living room, etc.
Yes, I spent somewhere between $30 and $50 for duct tape (with some left over), but I saved well over $250 in moving costs, since it took more than an hour less than the moving company’s estimated time for their four-man crew to move us into the townhouse. I put each color of tape on a sign above the corresponding doorway, stairway or wall in the garage. Then I told the movers that red and blue make purple, so it would be easy for them to remember that those colors went upstairs. This tip, along with others from your website, made moving day easier. Even easier than our first long-distance move, when the movers packed for us.
Many Blessings to you all,
Molly, a transplanted Buckeye in Mountain View, CA
FlyLady here: Sink Reflections is the first book I wrote.
In this book I tell you how I learned to FLY and then I go and teach you how to FLY, too!
Moving across town or across the country doesn’t have to be hard. You can use my moving tips and FLY to your new home.