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Moving can be a very tiring and overwhelming time and it can often seem like there are a million things that need to be done at once. In order to keep yourself sane and worry-free throughout the entire process, it’s important that you always stay one step ahead of where you need to be by making a list and being organized. Here a few ways to organize the packing so you can make your move a more pleasant and enjoyable experience.

  • Preparation

    1. Proper moving boxes are recommended but not required. 
    2. Do not use open-top boxes.
    3. Tape all boxes on both the top and bottom. 
    4. Label your boxes.
    5. Pack all liquids in one or two boxes, and CLEARLY label it to avoid accidents.
    6. Wrap fragile items in linens to protect them. Mark the boxes clearly as FRAGILE.
    7. When packing lamp shades, always remove the light bulbs from them.
  • 1-2 Weeks Before Moving Day

    1. Pack the unimportant goods first.
    2. Reserve your elevator for the moving day if necessary.
  • Last Week Before Moving Day

    1. Leave hand tools and cleaning supplies for last. You will need them for cleaning the place before you leave.
    2. Remove propane tank and charcoal from barbeque.
    3. Drain fuel from all motorized tools. Leave the fuel cap off till moving day.
    4. Remove curtains and blinds.
  • Day Before Moving Day

    1. Pack necessary clothing and toiletry in a travelling bag.
    2. Pack all frozen food in boxes beforehand, then place the boxes back inside your freezer. Leave freezers plugged in as long as possible.
    3. Freezers will retain frozen food for 24-48 hours, depending on the season.
    4. Pack all your dishes. It’s a good idea to eat out the night before the move.
    5. Disconnect all electrical items (computers, cable boxes, stereos) Labeling the wires with masking tape.
    6. Remove legs from tables and sofas and shelves from cabinets.
    7. Secure drawers and cabinet doors.
    8. Keep all screws, bolts, fasteners and other small parts separately (a zip-lock bag usually works, this way reassembling won’t be stressful).
    9. Most of your packing should be done by now.
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