Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday




So I am finally getting settled into my apartment, and I have found some really good things that have helped with the move and settling in process.

#1-Home Depot (and probably Wal-Mart) sell these huge sheets of heavy duty plastic. It comes in a nice neat roll and easy to shove into a nook or cranny in the moving truck. I would use the plastic to line the boxes with cleaner and shampo (because yes, I am saving almost all of my boxes). We also wrapped our mattress in the plastic to keep it from dirt and truck yuck. When we got to Ann Arbor, we put the plastic on the carpets to save from dirt tracking in from the front lawn (YES THATS RIGHT! I HAVE A YARD. well its not mine..but I can use it!)

#2-Packing a bathroom box: This includes shower liner, hooks, shower mat, towels, bathroom cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels. trust me...nothing worse than trying to find toilet paper in need, except trying to take a shower without a liner.

#3-Ikea curtains and rods. We got some basic plain curtains and they were great to have when we moved into our first floor apartment right in the hub of our neighborhood. Now that I have had time to settle in, I have tried to make the curtians a little prettier. These don't photograph great, and I am still working on perfecting everything.




Head over to Shannon's http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com to see what works for everyone else.

8 comments:

AnIowaMom said...

Great job turning something simple and basic into something nice! :) Gives me inspiration to do something around here! Thanks!

I have a WFMW up with an idea on how to preserve your child's school and/or art work.

Jessica said...

Very neat idea! We are building a house so moving is like almost a specialty of ours because we moved to a house closer to the bigger house (right next to the house basically) and then we will move again once our bigger house is finished being built!

Amy said...

Hey girl! We are from VA and lived in MI for a year until we were transfered to TN! Where in MI are you moving to? We were in Portage which is outside K'zoo!
I will have to turn my GPS to the British voice. I didn't know she did that! :)

GranolaGirl12 said...

Great ideas-- And I love your curtains! Have you walked outside barefoot in your "yard" yet? Or played frisbee?

Jennifer said...

Great ideas! I love those curtains. Did you add the tie ups yourself? I would love more info on that. I bought some IKEA panel curtains for my son's room, and want to add some just like that to roll up.

Lisa said...

Don't forget to visit Meijer's. It's Michigan's version of Target/Walmart/etc. Lots of fun stuff. And Michigan finally has its own ikea, too! Say hi to the busy student for me.

Larae said...

Thanks for all the tips, I'm in the middle of moving 3 times in 5 months right now..so every little tip helps! I love the curtains too by the way!

Mama Duck said...

Wonderful idea! Our tip is up and we're also hosting the Carnival of the Vanities this week if you haven't visited it already ;).