Moving Tip #1:A week prior to your move, start packing several
boxes a day. Begin with items that are least essential to your daily life.
Moving Tip #2:Pack room-by-room. Don’t mix items from different
rooms in one box.Label your boxes. Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and your movers.
Moving Tip #3:Useboxesdesigned for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or liquor stores are not always clean and might not hold
the weight. In addition, varying box sizes can make loading more difficult.
Moving Tip #4:Use small boxes for heavy items, large boxes for
light ones, and medium boxes for everything in between. Heavier items should be placed at the bottom, lighter ones on top.
Moving Tip #5:Know what you can’t pack. Some common household items
can’t be transported inside moving truck because they are hazardous.
Moving Tip #6:Don’t box up everything. You should personally
transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), weapon, and valuables.
Moving Tip #7:Pack your first-night box
Moving Tip #8:Don’t forget to transfer your utilities: gas, electricity, home phone, tv cable, internet. Cancel
your newspaper or magazine subscription. Change your mailing address.