I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I love to pack. I love to gather, sort, purge, arrange, label and pack. I go into some sort of zen state or something. It happened this morning. I woke up feeling giddy that today was packing up day. WOOP!
I chronicled my method for your enjoyment.
I knew that before I could even start, it was time for new labels. So I found some cute designs online and printed them on tagboard. I planned to laminate them but I prefer to cut them out first, them laminate. Mostly because when I was a teacher often times if I just laminated the whole sheet and THEM cut them apart, the laminate film would peel. Yuck. Nobody likes that. So print and cut. That's how I roll.
Ahhh Here comes my favorite part. Well, the first of my favorite parts of packing
I almost forgot another stack: Things I that no longer light up or flash and need to be purged. Things that I can pass on to a family with younger kids. And things that I can donate. I mean honestly, how much Halloween decor does one family need?
I also pulled out the empty tubs from the attic. I failed to take a photo of all my empty tubs. First excuse: I'm also doing a lot of laundry today as my dryer was kaput for 5 days. Have you ever gone 5 days without doing laundry? Catching up it going to take me all weekend. Also, I was trying to avoid the "Perfect Patti" bully that sits on my shoulder because the lids on these tubs are springtime colors. I don't have orange and black colored lids. No, it doesn't matter in the long run. See? I'm learning.
Back to packing.
Next tub: anything electronic. I remove any batteries.
Next tub: Flat things. Empty treat tubs, extra party paper ware, left over treat bags, etc.
I'll meet you at The Container Store!