When you move homes, you inevitably end up having 600 different things to do and remember. Don’t let all these tasks and important reminders, no matter how seemingly obvious, slip your mind.
Pay a visit to your local liquor store (Relax, take a deep breath and maybe pick up some wine while you are there) to see if they recycle their used boxes. If so, ask if you can grab a handful so you’re saving a little paper in your moving journey. Just make sure the boxes are very gently worn and that you only use them to hold lightweight items like linens and towels. You don’t want to deal with ripped boxes and broken valuables on the big day.
You might think your flat screen TV could withstand a 30-minute drive across town in a cardboard box, but alas, it’s a fragile piece of technology. The best way to transport your electronics is in the original boxes they arrived in when you purchased them.
Check to see if you stashed these boxes somewhere — attic? Garage? If you don’t have them, make a list of what you’ll need to buy or borrow to properly cushion your stuff.
Quilted blankets, bubble wrap, and sturdy tape all work well to protect TVs and similarly delicate items.
The key to finding your stuff easily is labeling all your packed boxes accurately and clearly. When you’re stacking boxes. But don’t stop there. Label the boxes by category and by room (for example, Books, Library and Books, Bedroom) to speed up the unloading process. If you’re more of a visual learner, use color-coded electrical tape to label your boxes.