She is now on her way to San Diego! We're only shipping one of our vehicles and we ended up finding a decent deal to get her out there (by the way, if you're in Richmond we have our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for sale!). She'll be arriving either the same day or the day after us which will also be very convenient.
We were allowed to pack up to 100 pounds of stuff (no appliances, liquids, etc.) into the trunk. I think we exceeded that weight limit a little:
|I actually rearranged the shoes and was able to fit two small file boxes in there too!|
But luckily the driver didn't check the trunk. We bought those space saver bags you see on TV hoping to pack the trunk full of clothes, pillows, blankets and towels. They don't work magic on everything like the infomercials have you believe but they definitely make a difference space wise and were kind of fun to play with :)
Yes that actually is the majority of my wardrobe minus about a week's worth of clothes...I told you I'm a really bad shopper! But I was able to fit all of the above plus three hooded sweatshirts into two Space Bags.
See they don't flatten quite the way they do in the commercials, but they still definitely get smaller.
These are the cube shaped bags, the bag on the right has a queen sized comforter, 4 pillows and a twin comforter! The bag on the left has probably 10 regular sized bath towels and a few dish towels.
The Space Bags work the best for comforters and pillows, which makes sense since they have a lot of air in them. We discovered for clothes they aren't as useful for things that are already pretty flay like t-shirts and pants, but they do work well for sweaters and sweatshirts. Either way, they do make you clothes more compact and are probably really good for storing things. We were able to fit a ton of stuff in our trunk which is less stuff we'll have to figure out how to move later.
Last night we also had a farewell dinner with my family and some of our close family friends at this cute Italian place in Oilville. We're trying hard to fit in as many goodbyes as we can before Wednesday, it's hard to fit everyone in though so I'm glad this group was able to come out.
Today's moving tasks include unpacking our Smartbox that's been sitting outside for about a year, sorting through that stuff and repacking what we actually want to keep. We'll top all that work off with happy hour tonight with my Hollins ladies :)
Have you ever bought something you saw on an infomercial? Did it work?