Get the Bed Ready: Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
Don’t forget about the Fridge: After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
Pack Heavy – Pack Light: Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
Protect Your Memories: If it’s irreplaceable, take it with you in the car (you don’t want regrets later). But if you do decide to pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
Know how to Pack Plates and Records: Plates and record albums should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.
Remember the Bare Necessities: Toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
Unscrew Bulbs: Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.
Help your Pet Relax: Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.
Take a Break from the Computer: Upon arrival at your new home, let your computer “acclimate” itself to room temperature before plugging it in.
Enjoy the Help: Leave the rest to the professionals, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any move. Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the pickup and delivery days!