Moving isn’t always a fun experience, especially if you’re a do-it-yourself mover, but by prepping for your move in advance you can save yourself some headaches when you arrive at your new residence.
1. Number your boxes – Along with numbering your boxes, make a list of what is in them. This may take a little bit of time, but you’ll be grateful for that extra effort when you need something from the truck.
2. Mark where the box is going – along with knowing what’s in the box, knowing which room it will end up in will make unloading easier and quicker. You can even use different colors of duct tape to color code rooms, eliminating the need to write anything on the box during packing.
3. Pack an Overnight Bag – You know you are going to need some items while everything is packed up. If you have some extra clothes, necessary toiletries and chargers for your electronics you can take a day or two to unpack without worrying about being uncomfortable in your new home.
Remember that moving can be a stressful experience, so start as early as six weeks before your move to sort, plan and pack. You’ll be thankful you did.