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- Ready to Move
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Ready to Move
Follow a Moving Timeline
Don't do the "chicken with your head cut off" thing on moving day. We've prepared a helpful checklist for you to help ensure a smooth move.
Helpful Packing Hints: At Your Old Place
One By One
Pack one room at a time (instead of many all at once) to keep yourself task-focused. Create a calendar with deadline for packing each room.
Clean off a counter, table or desk, and get the boxes you're packing off the floor. You'll get much more accomplished and suffer less body strain.
Refuse to give in to your inner pack rat. Have a yard sale or donate items with a goal of getting rid of 1/3 of your belongings.
Keep a bathroom scale in the room you're packing. Ideal weight per box: 30 lbs. Absolute maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Double-Box Fragile Electronics
Pack them in biodegradable packing peanuts in a small box, then pack the small box in a larger box and surround it with biodegradable peanuts. Use at least two inches of peanuts around other fragile items.