Living in Two Homes at Once

We get the keys to our first house 2 weeks before we move out of our rental, do you have any tips for living in 2 places at once? We'll be at the new place in the day time, and rental to sleep. Do I buy a cheap 2nd kettle for tea and coffee? What do I do to keep milk and drinks cold in summer without buying a 2nd fridge that I'll only have to sell again later? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!


Cookiemother2 from Adelaide, SA

November 28, 20050 found this helpful

If it's only two weeks, I wouldn't plan on buying anything extra. Use a cooler for things that you need to keep cold for the day. If you're going to be back at the rental at night, just throw the stuff back in the fridge overnight and restock the next morning with things that you need just for that day. Move things to the place where they will be used most. If you're going to be in both places, you'll want to split up your utensils and such between them. If you have a microwave, take it to the new place so you can heat up water for tea and coffee there, as well as heat up meals, etc. Remember, it's just for two weeks!

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November 28, 20050 found this helpful

drink water. not sodas. if you need milk take the cooler or use powdered milk if you must have milk. if it is only for 2 weeks i wouldnt .

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November 28, 20050 found this helpful

Check with friends to see if someone has an extra kettle. If you think you will use an ice chest later go ahead and buy one, if not try to borrow one from a friend. You might be able to find both things at your local thrift store.

Put dinner in the crock pot before you leave in the morning and it will welcome you home in the evening with an already prepared dinner.

FLYlady has some great moving tips

Don't forget to bring music to your new home, moving is so much easier with good music.

Love & Prayers,


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December 1, 20050 found this helpful

I would suggest you actually move your fridge, beds, clothing, food, 2 chairs, table and basic cookware on day 1. Then it will be easier to clean out the old place, because you will already have established a headquarters and won't have the, "When do we move the beds and fridge?" question perennially handing over your heads.

On day 2, move the washer and dryer and the rest.

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January 9, 20060 found this helpful

I would not invest a lot of money on dishware,etc. I would use "camping" utensils, pots etc. Maybe buy some paper plates and pretend your on a camping outing...Rosi

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