How To Make Your Move Easy

How To Make Your Move Easy

Sooner or later, everybody moves. Whether it’s across town or across the country, moving is something most people dread. It means packing your valuables and praying they get to your new location on time and intact. If you are planning to move, have no fear. There are some simple things you can do to make your move safe, efficient and fast and protect your valuables.

You should begin packing well before moving day. This will help you break down what can be a daunting task into smaller, easily manageable parts. Start by packing the things you won’t need any time soon. China, crystal, appliances you seldom use, books and off season clothing should be packed first. Wrap them securely and label the boxes they are in. One of the first things you should do when you are preparing to move is to get rid of the things you don’t need. Some of it you can sell, the rest you’ll have to give away or throw away. Once you have done this, your move will be a lot easier.

Tackling the things in your refrigerator early is important. Take inventory of the food in your fridge. Make a plan to eat it before moving day. This gives you less things to pack and reduces the chance of spillage and spoilage. Do the same with your toiletries and cosmetics. Throw out the old or expired and use up the good. When you get close to moving day begin packing the essentials in your kitchen, home office and closets. Label them in red and make sure they’re put somewhere they’ll be easily accessible when you get to your new location.

Be sure you have enough sturdy boxes and packing tape. This will help keep you stuff safe. Place valuables, marriage licenses, birth certificates, passports and other important documents in a box you’ll keep with you. Create a color code for what boxes go in each room. This makes unpacking easier. Make arrangements to return cable boxes and have the heat and electric turned on in your new location the day before you’re due to arrive and turned off in your old location the day after you’re scheduled to leave. This will make moving a lot easier.

Use small boxes for books and other heavy things. Draw arrows showing which side of special boxes need to remain on top. Label fragile items like mirrors, picture frames, glasses, china and electrical equipment. Tape screws to the objects with which they are used. Keep a special box for the things you will need immediately in your new home. Visit for hand trucks. If all of this still seems overwhelming, hire professionals to handle your entire move.

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