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Are you among those individuals who recently purchased a home? Then probably one of your next moves will be packing up your things. For first-timers, this can be an arduous process therefore; we have prepared for you some secrets to help make your household move a lot easier and smoother.
Write everything down. Before you start packing even one box, you should make a simple list either through a computer-printed list of numbers with a space where you can write the contents or using a notebook. This is where you’ll write the box number and the contents for each box. Just remember, to be specific when describing the box contents to make unpacking a lot easier for you.
Use color coordination. Aside from the above-mentioned technique, you should also designate a color for each room or area in your new home. In this way, the movers or you can easily determine where to put the box once you’re in your new home.
Get rid of unnecessary belongings. There’s no sense in packing and moving things that you don’t need or use anymore. Therefore, days or weeks before your planned move, look for such items and discard them, either through selling them through a yard sale or giving it your other family or friends.
Get in touch with the utility companies. Phone, cable, Internet companies, etc. should be informed a few days before your planned move since they need enough time to set-up everything in your new home. Don’t forget to contact other companies regarding the change in your address.
Pack ahead of time especially essential items. Anything you pack ahead of time will certainly save you a lot of time on the day of the move. Furthermore, you should pack in advance a few necessary items that can help you get through the first few days especially if your mover is late. This includes some clothes, dishes, utensils, toiletries and medications.
Bring important papers with you. As much as possible, keep your important papers with you too. This includes birth certificates, marriage contract, school records, important contact numbers, bank records, current bills and the like.
Make use of your luggage. You can use your luggage and duffle bags in packing your clothes, bed sheets, towels, and other paper goods so you don’t have to spend a lot on boxes.