A great way to start is by having a garage sale! This is the best time to consider if you really need all the stuff you have. Get rid of things you haven't used in the last 2 years and lighten up the load you're gonna move!
2. "First Night" Box
Pack a box of the things you will need the first night in your new home, such as toilet paper, coffee maker, cords for digital or mobile devices, important papers or contact info.
3. Pack Like Your Going on Vacation
Trying to fit items into boxes should be approached like fitting clothes into a suitcase. Roll your clothes, fit items inside of other items.
4. Save Receipts
If you're moving for work, most of the time you can submit your receipts for reimbursement. Even if your not moving for work, you may be surprised what the IRS will allow for tax deductions. Keep your receipts for your CPA!
5. Ship Stuff to Your New Home
Sometimes it's easier and more cost effective to ship items via Fedex, UPS, and the post office. The post office has a service called Media Mail, which allows for a low cost to ship book, magazines, and other media. So depending of the cost, it may be worth using a shipping company.
6. Label Everything
I recommend using blue painters tape and a black sharpie to make it easier to see the labels and make sure that boxes are getting to the rooms they need to go. Get detailed! Don't be afraid to list everything in the box, that way when you need to find something, it takes the guessing game out of it.
7. Clean While You Pack
Don't wait until the end to start cleaning! Moving day is already so stressful, so take some of the stress off your back by cleaning each room as you pack.
Don't keep what you don't need. Be realistic. Do you really need that waffle maker?
9. Get More Boxes
You think you only need 20 boxes, but most people find that in that last day they can't fit everything in and they need more boxes. From the get go- get more boxes than what you need!
10. Start Early
Of course you have 30 days before you have to move, but don't wait! Start with the things you are least likely to need in the next 30 days. You may be surprised how long it takes to pack, so start right away!
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