How can I even begin to organize old boxes in my new home when I am al

I have over 50 moRe boxes in the garage to unpack from our 3200 square-foot home. We gave away and threw away all that we could, and our garage is still filled with boxes and no place to go in our new 1400 square-foot downsized home. We have 2 bedrooms 12 x 14 and a kitchen/dining room/living room all combined into one. 😳

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  • 27524803 27524803 on May 19, 2018
    When we moved this last time... I knew that some of the stuff would have to be in storage for quite a while, during the restoration and renovation of the house... So I packed everything in the clear plastic storage crates (clam shell top) most home improvement stores, Walmart, etc. sell them for about $8)
    They stack neatly and you can see mostly see what is in them. As we emptied them to put the stuff in the house... they were filled with.. painting equipment, roller handles etc, Christmas Decorations. I use them in my sewing room to hold fabrics... husband uses them in the garage to hold... stuff. As you move stuff from cardboard boxes into the new plastic ones... re-assess what you have... and how soon you will need it again... and be tough..
    • Drp27359435 Drp27359435 on May 20, 2018
      Thank you so much I really do appreciate this! I can at least get started this week
  • Mogie Mogie on May 19, 2018
    Fill them up with stuff to donate to the Salvation Army. Advertise in a free paper for free boxes for people that are moving. See if any day care centers would like boxes for kids to play in or use for crafts. I spent countless hours as a kid making things like space ships out of boxes.
    • Drp27359435 Drp27359435 on May 20, 2018
      There is so much I do not really need and you are so right, I need to just give it away! Yourself to do this!
  • Dokey Dokey on May 19, 2018
    Do you need what's in those boxes? If not, have a Garage Sale. Anything you don't really need, give to the Veterans, Purple Heart, Women's Shelters or Good Will. That's what I do. I just gave Veterans 6 trash bags full of clothes, handbags, shoes and a hanging light. You put them out the night before your Pick Up time the next day.
  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on May 20, 2018
    I’m in the same predicament myself right now. My new home is a little larger than yours but I still can very much relate! It’s difficult! Good luck!
  • B B on May 20, 2018
    Fill boxes with items from one room and mark box the room in new house it should be in.
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