8 Simple moving tips that 'll make your next move the easiest ever!
1. Don't Forget About the Fridge
Defrost at least a day before. Then after you've thoroughly cleaned and dried the refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
2. Know how to Pack Plates and Records
Plates and record albums should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.
3. Protect Your Memories
If it's irreplaceable, it's best to take it with you in the car (you don't want regrets later). If you do decide to pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
4. Remember the Bare Necessities
Toilet paper, phone, toiletries, snacks, coffee pot, soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
5. Unscrew Bulbs
Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.
6. Give the Kids an Exercise
Have children write their names and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new street and town.
7. Help your Pet Relax
Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.
8. Pack Heavy - Pack Light
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.