Friday, March 21, 2014

Moving Tips

Moving is a necessary but often dreaded part of buying a new home.  With a little planning ahead you can make your move easier and quicker than you may have realized!

Here are some of our favorite tips for moving day!

  • Create a moving notebook. Use this to keep a checklist of what needs to be done, important phone numbers and dates. There are printable moving checklists online that can be used as a guide.
  • Find out what you can give away. The less you have to pack the better. Start giving away unused items to local charitable organizations, libraries or schools.
  • Create a first night box with everything you will need for the first night and morning in your new home before you've unpacked. Keep this box with you and make sure it gets in your new house first.  Other materials you will want to have on hand are cleaning supplies and tools.
  • Before disconnecting your electronics, take a photo so you can remember how to put it back together.
  • Ask friends for boxes or check local food and retail stores.
  • Use clothing, towels and rags to wrap delicate items and take up space in boxes. Leaving boxes with too much space will cause the contents to move around and possibly break or scratch.
  • Label boxes with what room they should go to and the contents. Color code with tape or stickers to make room placement easy.

What tips do you have for a more organized move?

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