Preparing to move and the physical part of moving can be
stressful and overwhelming, to avoid these stressful times, here are a few tips
to prepare for the big move! -First and for most,
start packing early so you will not feel overwhelmed and stressed. - If you plan on using
professional movers, schedule a mover about two months before your move. -Saving your moving
receipts could help you in the end because they may be tax deductible. Packing Tips -Take one room at a time
and get rid of anything that you know you won’t use again or that is old and
unusable. Make a bag of goodwill items which you can either drop off yourself
or have an organization come pick them up. -Start with a purchase
of at least 20-25 boxes (this depends on the size of your house), also purchase
bubble wrap from a storage facility. Once all the boxes are filled, you will
have a better idea of how many boxes to use for packing up your home. -Save your newspaper
before you move, newspaper is a good substitute for bubble wrap and is more
cost effective. -It is very important
to label your boxes. You can either label each box with a permanent marker, or
purchase stick on labels. Also it is important to stay organized, for example
you can purchase colored circle labels and decide which colors will represent
which rooms. Now your boxes are all organized and labeled by room. You could
also keep a separate list of the box numbers and items in the boxes. -Find your instruction
manuals for all electronics and anything that needs to be connected or
assembled. Put them in an envelope and keep them in a safe place that you will
remember! This helps because if your movers need to assemble something and have
a problem, you can find that envelope and give the movers the instruction
manual to the piece they need to assemble. Final Moving Steps -Go to the post office
and fill out a change of address form with the date you would like your mail to
start being delivered to your new location. Also notify all doctors, dentists,
schools, work, cable, electric, telephone, gas, home insurance, car insurance,
etc. of your new address. -Pack your valuables,
passports, insurance papers, property deeds, etc. You should plan to keep these
with you. -Confirm with your
moving company that you are scheduled for the date and time agreed upon. -Clear the
refrigerator; empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator. -Clean your stove. -Gather up house keys
for new owner! -Do a final walk
through of each room, every closet, the attic (if necessary) and the garage to
make sure you have taken everything with you.
Author:Kelsey Rorabeck Phone: 715-529-1410 Dated: December 3rd 2013 Views: 5,679 About Kelsey: Kelsey was a student athlete for 4 years at Augsburg College and received the Joyce Plaff (scholar a...
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