Organization helps you plan for a peaceful move...
Have plenty of supplies – When you think you have enough, get more. You will need more supplies and boxes than you think you, and you can always return unused supplies once the truck is loaded up. Don’t forget the plastic packing tape and either newsprint, packing paper or bubble wrap.
Use wardrobe boxes – Not only are these boxes great for clothes that need to remain hanging, but they are ideal for bulky, lightweight items (comforters, pillows, blankets, etc.). One point though, do not make them too heavy to lift.
Color Coordinate – Designate a color for each room in the new home. Then put colored stickers on the box that belongs in the appropriately colored room. Don’t forget to put a matching sticker on the door of each room as well.
Pack ahead – Pack up anything you don’t need for the last few days/weeks you are in your house. Pare everything down to “must-haves”. This will save you valuable time on moving day.
Use your luggage – Clothing, sheets, towels and paper goods are just the thing to pack into your duffle bags and luggage.
Don’t forget to keep the items you will need for your first day/night once you have moved. Include bedding, shower curtain and other things you will need before you can get unpacked.
Moving is certainly not the most fun you can have, but good planning definitely helps make the process bearable.
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