Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tips for the big move

Moving into a new home can be exciting, but it can also be quite a challenge. It will take good organizational skills to keep the big move efficient and hassle-free.

Get a copy of the floor plan of your new home. Figure out whether your existing furniture can fit the new layout and design.

Make an inventory of all the items in your house. There might be things you haven’t really used in a long time and would rather just get rid of. Organize a garage sale for the items that can still be used. If you prefer to give away some items, arrange this early on in the moving process.

Get a copy of the floor plan of your new home. Figure out whether your existing furniture can fit the new layout and design. If there are some pieces that simply won’t do, consider putting them up for sale.

Prepare boxes for packing. Estimate how much you’ll need, and get them ready early on. The best way to pack appliances is still the way they arrived in your house, so reuse their original boxes if you still have them.

Start packing weeks before your moving day, but focus first on items that you don’t use every day. These may be seasonal items such as Christmas décor and extra pantry supplies. Pare it down to the essentials as moving day grows closer.

Pack your items carefully to avoid damage during transport.

Pack your items carefully to avoid damage during transport. Use fillers such as bubble wrap and old newspapers. You can even make use of household items such as comforters and bed sheets. If there are small items, tape them to bigger items, so they won’t get lost.

Organize your packing. Keep the same type of items together, so you won’t have trouble finding and sorting out everything later. Label your boxes, according to its contents and the room they go to.

Keep track of the number of boxes per room, and have a list on hand. Once you’ve arrived in your new home and the movers are starting to bring in the boxes, just whip out the list and starting ticking off. - Aislinn Kee


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