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Congratulations on finding your new home!
Now the fun begins – moving everything into it. Of course it seems daunting to look at all of your belongings sitting nicely in their current spot, knowing that all of it — ALL of it — needs to be boxed up and loaded into a truck. But don’t worry, people have been moving from one place to another for thousands of years. You’ll be able to accomplish it, too. Take a look at these five tips from moving professionals to help your move go as smoothly as possible.
- Make an agenda for moving day. To keep anxiety at a minimum, create a detailed list of what needs to be accomplished at what time during moving day. For people who are selling and/or buying a home, this is especially useful to keep everything under control. Two home closings in one day can be a bit hectic, but it’s done all of the time.
- Pack a box of necessities. Think of everything that you are going to need right away when you get to your new home and put it on a list. Include things like paper towels, a box cutter, tape, toilet paper, tools, etc. Make sure that none of these things are packed in other boxes that will inevitably get lost in a sea of cardboard. The day before moving day, pack all of these things into a box, or better yet a clear plastic bin so you can access them right away.
- Help your movers know where to put things. Of course you’re going to label all of the boxes so your professional movers know to which room they go, but make things even easier by color-coding the boxes using colored tape so it’s instantly obvious where they belong. You might want to even sketch up a floor plan for the house with notations of where you want the furniture to be set up. This will allow you to stay out of the way while the movers work, and they won’t have to be constantly asking you where each piece of furniture goes.
- Use wardrobe boxes. Wardrobe boxes are great for bulky items like comforters, blankets, and towels. Be sure not to overstuff the boxes, as lightweight items can become heavy boxes very quickly. For hanging clothes, stuffing them into garbage bags works great and makes them all ready to hang back up when you get to your new home.
- Use suitcases, duffel bags, and other containers instead of boxes. To cut down on the number of boxes you’ll need, and to maximize storage space, put clothing and towels in your luggage. Just throwing your luggage in the truck (or worse, a box) doesn’t take advantage of using the luggage for the reason you purchased it: to transport clothing. Plus, your luggage will be easy to spot among the many boxes, so finding a towel or a blanket right after you move in will be easy.
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