Being the ever-so-slightly OCD type that I am, I decided to use a colour coding system on the proliferation of boxes that have taken up residence in every room of the house.
I thought that by giving each room/area a colour and labelling the boxes filled with stuff from that room/area with aforementioned colours, it would make it heaps easier to deal with the chaos that is moving house. Having so much more 'stuff' than the last time we moved house was frightening me just a wee bit because I could envision many complaints of "I can't find my ..." and "Why has he got my stuff?"
I even made a pretty little chart with the colours and areas clearly labelled so when the removalists got to the new house with the boxes, they would be able to easily find which room to put each box into ... see:
I was feeling quite proud of myself for being pro-active instead of reactive for a change until Andrew asked the blindingly obvious question:
"Mum? What happens if the removalists are colour blind?"
I think I'm just going to go and cry in the corner now. Please call me if you find removalists who aren't colour blind ....