You sold your house-congrats! Now you must tackle the daunting task of moving! Use these helpful tips to pack up and move with ease:
1-Have a place in your home that is designated “packing central”. All your moving information and needs like labels, box tape, markers etc. should always be kept in the same location so you know that is where everything is during the moving process.
2-Make a list. If you write things down you won’t forget things. For example, you may want to make a packing list. For every box you pack you will have the box numbered with the contents listed clearly on the box. This will help not only you, but the movers as well. If items are clearly labeled “kitchen” then the movers won’t put that box in a bedroom.
3-Or instead of numbering the boxes, you can color coordinate your boxes. For example, anything with yellow on the box is for the kitchen and red marked boxes are for the master bedroom. You can then place a color sticker on the doorway at the new home that matches the ones on your boxes so the movers will know where each box is to go.
4-Wardrobe boxes are very handy. They can take all the items from your closet and transport them easily to your new home without worrying about being all creased when you get there. You can also fill the bottom of these boxes with shoes and purses and then cover the clothing with dry cleaning bags to keep from getting dirty.
5-Give yourself plenty of time to pack. Do a little bit at a time and you won’t feel so overwhelmed and stressed out that it needs to get done quickly. This is also a good time to clean out your closets and cabinets of items you no longer need or want. You can make a big trip to a local Goodwill or other charity in your area that can use your household items or clothes.
Moving is a hassle and no one really enjoys it, but with any luck you are moving into the home of your dreams and this will be the last move you make for a long time!