The Final Countdown & Essentials

Just four days until the move… three actually if you count packing the truck. We are in a sea of boxes and totes, very exciting! Every move is unique and final packing is dependent upon next steps. Are you moving across town, across country, going into temporary housing, utilizing storage, you get the picture. ForContinue reading “The Final Countdown & Essentials”

Dogs Day of Packing & Pantry Purge – Day 2

These two sure are good sports. It’s a lot of work trying to get mom to play fetch while she is packing! Keeping her company and our toys under foot made for some laughs and a few ouchies… she may have stepped on a ball while moving boxes. These two did make the day fun,Continue reading “Dogs Day of Packing & Pantry Purge – Day 2”

Pantry Purge – Day 1

Whether you are moving cross town or cross country, don’t leave your pantry, fridge and freezer to the last minute. Perishables and “non-perishables” need lots of attention. Even if your able to transport these items safely to your new home, a move is an ideal time to clean house. Step 1 – the Pantry: StartContinue reading “Pantry Purge – Day 1”

Moved by Mashed Potatoes

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my mashed potatoes are so delightful. Just two times a year (or three or so), I make mamma’s decadent mashed potatoes. Oh so rich, dreamy and creamy, these potatoes are not for the faint at heart. Why am I blogging about potatoes on my new decor site, wellContinue reading “Moved by Mashed Potatoes”

Things that make you go hmm…

Things that make you go hmm, hmm, hmm! As promised, I am highlighting my number one packing pitfall, should that item stay or go now! Ok, no more musical metaphors… it’s a good thing this blog is not a live video. All kidding aside, the declutter can become quickly stifled when we are just notContinue reading “Things that make you go hmm…”

And so it began…

Yesterday was National Prepare to Move Day in the Long home! Not a national holiday and certainly not a day of rest. Suffice it to say, we got started, stayed the course and with the exception of a Gopher football game, we stayed on task. Perhaps I should provide more context, this process started aContinue reading “And so it began…”

Welcome to Moved By Design!

First and foremost… what took me so long! This concept has been on the back burner for quite some time, well four years this month. The first iteration was intended to be a side business… help homeowners declutter, define and design their homes in preparation for sale. Inspired by my numerous moves, 6 states andContinue reading “Welcome to Moved By Design!”