Friday, March 30, 2012

Great Moving Tips: Move It but DON'T Lose It!

A+ Apartment Locating CardThese moving tips from About.com will help you maintain your sanity when you are facing the daunting task of packing up your entire life and relocating it.  Whether it's how to keep track of what's in which box, or how to best pack it, read on to keep organized AND make sure you can find your favorite sweater when you get to your new Austin Apartment!

First off, make a list of everything that you are moving and which box you put it in.  Using your computer or a spiral-bound notebook, make a list of numbers with space to write the specific contents of every box.  You will then put the  number on the corresponding box.  That way when you get to your new home you can easily find the things you need.  Keep that master list in a central location along with all of your packing supplies so you don't lose it.

Another tip is to designate a color for each room in your new house.  You'll put one colored sticker on each box near the number and one in your new house on the door to the corresponding room.  That way your movers will know what boxes go in each room.  You also can go a step further and put a note on the wall of your new room marking where you want boxes stacked to keep them out of furniture and people's way. 

Make sure to visit About.com for even more tips, like how best to pack wardrobe boxes, what to keep with you during your move, and how to disguise valuables if you can't carry them with you.  And have a great trip!