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Moving Tips

Making your Move Easier

1. START PACKING EARLY.
Even if you only pack two boxes a day, in thirty days you will have packed sixty boxes. Start in areas where the goods are not in frequent use such as the cellar, attic, garage, etc.  If you want your move to go smoothly have a plan or check list and be organized.
2.  PERSONAL BOXES
Use brightly colored storage tote boxes, one for each person. Let each family member fill theirs with items they'll want "right away" in the new home -- a set of sheets, a towel, a couple of extension cords, a phone, nightlights, pens and paper, toiletries, medications, a flashlight, address books, a favorite toy and pet supplies.
3. TALK TO THE KIDS
 Be sure to talk to your kids about moving, what the new place will look like, and what they should expect. Trying to keep it a secret is never a good idea.  Get a children's book on moving for smaller kids. Consider “The Bernstein Bears’ Moving Day.”
4. GO GREEN 
Give yourself enough time; hoard your own bubble wrap, cardboard boxes, padded envelopes and other materials instead of buying up virgin materials.  Cut back on the bubble wrap. You can use old newspapers, t-shirts, sheets or towels as packing material.

5. SAVE RECEIPTS
The government allows for some moving expenses to be deducted. There are pretty strict and simple rules, if you're not sure you qualify, speak to your accountant or a tax specialist.  Also don’t move stuff you don’t need donate it to your local Veterans Center or Women’s Shelter.

6. PACK STANDING STRAIGHT
 Use a completely cleared-off table top or counter in each room for packing or unpacking boxes. You'll find you get much more accomplished and your back will hurt less! Whenever possible, work on packing just one room at a time (instead of several all at once) to keep things focused and organized.
7. TAKE PICTURES
 Use a digital or cell phone camera to take pictures of how complicated wiring (computer cords, speaker wires) is hooked up. Be sure to use plenty of light and careful focus so the pictures will be clear. Print each picture and put it in the top of the box holding the item. This will make hooking up the items in your new place much easier.
8. KEEP IMPORTANT PAPERS WITH YOU
Your list of "important" papers might include: birth certificates, school records, new job contacts, utility company numbers, recent bank records, current bills, phone lists, closing papers, realtor info, maps, and more. Keep them with you!
9. KEEP IT TOGETHER
When taking apart items to be moved, such as tables, securely tape screws and other small parts to the underside of the item. You'll always know where to look and save time putting things back together.

10. PACKING BOXES
Keep each box below 50 pounds absolute maximum and below 30 pounds whenever possible.  Heavier boxes lead to injuries, are much more likely to burst their tape or seams and tend to get dropped. Use professional packing tape. Masking tape isn’t strong enough to support fully packed boxes. Do not pack hazardous materials. These items include: paint, thinners, solvents, oils, varnishes, firearms and ammunition, bottled gas, propane, lamp oil, anything flammable, explosive, or corrosive, motor fuels and oils, nail polish remover, bleach and aerosol cans.

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