Happy Tuesday! We are all moved in and we had some delicious bubbly last night to celebrate. During all the chaos of the move, I was sure to have easy access to my favorite festive champagne glasses. Aside from hand soap and paper towels, these were the first things to be unpacked. Priorities, right? A couple friends came over to get the first official tour and brought some amazing Prosecco to continue the toasting and happy occasion. Thank you S+V! <3
After spending the past couple weeks packing, I’ve become curious how everyone else packs. There are definitely things that I paid special attention when packing. One was jewelry, of course. Another area was my favorite dishes and glasses. But, one place I spent an extraordinary amount of time was packing my bathroom. More specifically, my beloved products. In my packing delirium, I actually photographed this box in progress.
If an outsider were to watch my product packing process, they might think I was handling bricks of gold. I wiped down each product with a citrus scented bleach wipe, then dried each one off with a paper towel. I then carefully placed each product in the box and arranged them all so that they would be totally secure during the move. If I had more time, I promise you I would have organized them all by category, and quite possibly by color. (And, no, I don’t have kids. Or pets. So I have time to polish my products. :D )
This was box 1 of 4 solidly packed product boxes. I found unopened products that I purchased months ago, “back stock” of products that I use regularly and keep on hand, and gifts I’ve received over the past year. I have huge bags of samples from online shopping orders. I uncovered endless supplies of hand lotions, deep conditioners, shampoos, and body moisturizers. It’s really quite amazing what I’ve managed to accumulate. I’m even considering having a feature on the blog about all the samples and products I’ve yet to try. I think I have enough to keep a series going for at least several months.
So, back to my original curious moment – how do you pack? What do you treasure most? What do you stop to adore and lovingly wrap up before packing it away in a box? Books, letters, special collections, keepsakes, food in your pantry, throw pillows? What is the thing that you love and want to protect most during a move?
Have a lovely day!