​A FEW EASY PACKING/MOVING TIPS

  • PLAN A MONTH, BEFORE BY ASKING FOR BOXES WHEREEVER YOU GO...LIQUOR STORES AND SUPERMARKETS ARE GREAT.
  • LIQUOR STORE BOXES ARE GREAT FOR GLASSES AND BREAKABLES BECAUSE THEY HAVE BUILT IN DIVIDERS.
  • BUY A TAPE GUN, IT MAKES TAPING UP BOXES INCREDIBLY EASY. BEST INVESTMENT EVER!!!
  • ALWAYS TAPE BOTTOM OF BOXES BEFORE PACKING. BE SURE TO FILL (NEVER OVER FILL) ALL BOXES TO TOP.
  • TAKE A PICTURE OF THE CONNECTIONS ON ALL ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER DEVISES SO YOU CAN PUT BACK TOGETHER.
  • START GIVING AWAY OR THROWING OUT ALL ITEMS THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE USE FOR.
  • ASK FAMILY/FRIENDS, IN ADVANCE, IF THEY WANT ANY BIG ITEMS (FURNITURE ETC.) THAT YOU NO LONGER NEED OR WANT.
  • UTILIZE ALL SHEETS, PILLOWS, OLD CLOTHES, COVERS ETC. AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO BUYING BUBBLE WRAP
  • USE A NOTEBOOK AND DEDICATE A FULL PAGE TO EACH ROOM IN THE HOUSE, FOR CONTENTS OF EACH BOX.
  • EACH ROOM WILL HAVE ABOUT 20 BOXES (DEPENDING). EX.  PAGE 1 TITLE KITCHEN THEN NUMBER BOX 1 - 20
  • ITEMS YOU NEED IMMEDIATELY SHOULD BE IN CLEAR BINS SO YOU CAN SEE THEM EASILY
  • COVER THE OPENINGS OF YOUR TOILETRIES WITH SARAN WRAP, THEN PUT TOPS BACK ON, IN CASE BOX IS TURNED.
  • PACK PLATES VERTICALLY, AS THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO BREAK.
  • KEEP SANDWICH BAGS HANDY FOR SMALL PARTS OF EQUIPMENT AND PLEASE LABEL THE BAG.
  • IF YOU CAN, BRING ALL VALUABLES, PAPERWORK, ELECTRONICS, COMPUTERS, TV'S OVER TO NEW HOUSE, IN YOUR OWN CAR.
  • MOST IMPORTANT IS THE COLORED DOT SYSTEM.  THIS IS VITAL.  THE WORST THING OF ALL IS WHEN THE MOVER PUTS A BEDROOM BOX DOWN IN THE BASEMENT AND YOU HAVE TO DRAG IT ALL THE WAY UP 2 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS, AFTER YOU HAVE HAD NO SLEEP FROM THE EXCITEMENT OF CLOSING ON YOUR NEW HOME AND PACKING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.
  • DOT SYSTEM IS VERY SIMPLE AND EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE.  BUY COLORED DOTS IN ANY OFFICE SUPPLY STORE.  USE THIS COLOR SYSTEM SO MOVERS CAN EASILY PLACE A BOX CLOSE TO WHERE YOU WILL UNPACK IT.  EASY SYSTEM:  PLACE A BLUE DOT ON BOXES THAT GO IN BASEMENT.  (EASY FOR MOVERS BECAUSE BLUE AND BASEMENT START WITH SAME LETTER, OR YOU CAN PUT A BLUE DOT BY BASEMENT DOOR).  GREEN IS GROUND FLOOR AND PURPLE IS PENTHOUSE (TOP FLOOR). 
  • SINCE THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM IN HOUSE (TO ME) IS KITCHEN PUT A RED DOT FOR KITCHEN, I ALWAYS ASSOCIATE RED WITH LOVE AND I LOVE EATING.  PUT DOT OUTSIDE KITCHEN. IF KITCHEN IS TOO SMALL TO HAVE BOXES, MAKE SURE THEY LEAVE IN DINING ROOM ON SEPARATE PILE FROM OTHER BOXES LEFT ON GROUND FLOOR
  • NUMBERING BOXES IS STILL NECESSARY TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR THINGS BUT COLORED DOT SYSTEM MAKES BOXES CLOSER TO AREA WHERE THEY WILL EVENTUALLY GO.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE PAYING THE MOVERS TO MOVE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
  • HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL.  GOOD LUCK AND REMEMBER MOVING HELPS YOU REORGANIZE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.   I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU PACK AND MOVE, BUT I AM BUSY ON THAT DAY!!!!  SORRY...MAYBE NEXT MOVE. 

BEST TIP IS TO "GUILT" FAMILY OR FRIENDS INTO DOING IT FOR YOU.  HOWEVER THAT NEVER WORKS....SO BELOW ARE THE REAL TIPS.