10 Moving Tips That Make Life Easier

  1. Choose a packing room ahead of time and box up a few things each day.
  2. Mark each box with its contents and destination room. That way, you and your helpers will know where each box belongs at your new home.
  3. Order pre-printed address labels with your new address as soon as you know it. It makes the change-of-address process much easier.
  4. If you use a shredder for your personal papers use the paper you have shredded for packing material.
  5. Use web sites such as Craigslist, and Backpage to obtain free boxes, Just look under “Free Stuff”.
  6. Keep a utility log to check service-transfer dates. If you’re moving locally, leave the power and water on at your old address a few extra days so you can go back and clean up after your move.
  7. Change of address forms, etc. are available online at United Post Office web site, USPS.com
  8. Zip lock bags make great containers for those misc. screws, cords and cables, use markers to label them.
  9. Pack a small tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers, crescent wrench, hammer and misc. screws and nails. light bulbs, hand wipes, so you won’t have to search for them.
  10. Take pictures of things you have to take apart, several may be necessary, so you can easily put them back together.
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