Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How I Moved, Unpacked, and Settled in 48 Hours

Yes, you are hearing correctly. Granted I only have a one bedroom apartment, but as we know, I have an awful lot of shtuff. I was 90% unpacked and settled in at my new ladyplace in less than 48 hours (more like 24 hours) after my movers arrived on Sunday evening.

And I did it thanks in large part to one hyphenated word: Redi-box. Thirty of these red plastic boxes were dropped in my living room on the requested day and I threw any and all of my non-furniture item into one. (Note: pups did not travel in boxes.) Moving all of the knick knacks–like kitchenware, decorative items, even some clothes, and the entire contents of my bar–became super easy...

All ready to go! Here's the last photo I took before leaving Belle. C'est la vie big ole' apartment.

After I arrived at my new home, I quickly started unpacking items and placing them into kitchen cabinets, closets, and my bookshelves. Once a box was unpacked, it went on the stack against the
wall and out of the way. The move happened late on Sunday between 6pm and 9pm.
Here are a few photos from the next morning...
By Monday morning the friendly Redi-box rep came to get the boxes and voila! Ta-da!

Redi-box is specifically for the Chicago area, but most major cities have similar companies! I definitely suggest looking into it for your next move.


  1. and no cardboard to break down! woot!

  2. I've never used this type of service for moving my home, but after using it at work for an office move, I would definitely check it out. It made things so easy at work! And because I'm a weirdo I would probably get such a sense of accomplishment by making that stack of boxes higher while unpacking!


  3. This sounds really practical!
    Your living room area looks so cozy!
    And your two pups are so cute;)

  4. So wish they had that when we moved our daughter to her new apartment!

  5. random question, where did you get the basket with the lid? saw it under your coffee table and thought, i could use one of those! pretty yet functional.

  6. This is AMAZING! Growing up in an Army family, I have had my fair share of moves (10+) and literally dread the unpacking process. This looks so seamless and dare I say it... fun.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. i am always moved and unpacked within 24 hours. i need to find a company like this next time i move. i hate cardboard boxes.

  8. Amazing work. Adorable place. Laughed a considerable amount over the number of pics that showed your pups snoozing while you were working (clearly very hard) :)

  9. those boxes will really be handy to me in the next couple of weeks. adorable dogs by the way.:)

  10. I'll definitely have to look into this for the next time I move -- great suggestion!

  11. Wow! That's impressive! And I'm a bit jealous...I moved a couple months ago and I'm still unpacking...ugh!

  12. Love Redi-Box. A friend of mine actually owns that company. :)

  13. Ahhhh, why didn't I know about this 3 months ago when I moved in with my (now) husband?!?! I am literally STILL unpacking boxes. Shameful, I know.



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